disservice

[ dis-sur-vis ]
/ dɪsˈsɜr vɪs /

noun

harmful or injurious service; an ill turn.

verb (used with object), dis·serv·iced, dis·serv·ic·ing.

to provide inadequate or faulty service to: Small shippers are most often disserviced by transportation breakdowns.

Origin of disservice

First recorded in 1590–1600; dis-1 + service1

Related forms

self-dis·serv·ice, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disservice

disservice

/ (dɪsˈsɜːvɪs) /

noun

an ill turn; wrong; injury, esp when trying to help

Derived Forms

disserviceable, adjective
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