- nounADJECTIVE▪ grave, great, terrible, tremendousVERB + DISSERVICE▪ do sbPREPOSITION▪ disservice to▪
This violence will do a grave disservice to their cause.
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Disservice — Dis*serv ice, n. [Pref. dis + service: cf. F. desservice.] Injury; mischief. [1913 Webster] We shall rather perform good offices unto truth than any disservice unto their relators. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
disservice — I noun bad turn, damage, detriment, detrimentum, harm, ill turn, incommodum, injury, injustice, matfeasance, mischief, misdeed, misdoing, mistreatment, outrage, unkindness, wrong II index grievance, harm … Law dictionary
disservice — (n.) 1590s; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + SERVICE (Cf. service). Perhaps formed on analogy of Fr. desservice (16c.) … Etymology dictionary
disservice — [n] unkindness bad turn, detriment, disfavor, harm, hurt, injury, injustice, insult, outrage, prejudice, wrong; concepts 309,645,674 Ant. benevolence, favor, giving, good turn, kindness, service … New thesaurus
disservice — ► NOUN ▪ a harmful action … English terms dictionary
disservice — [dissʉr′vis, dis′sʉr′vis] n. [ DIS + SERVICE1] 1. harmful action; injury 2. a harmful or unkind act … English World dictionary
disservice — n. 1) to do smb. a disservice 2) a disservice to * * * [ dɪs sɜːvɪs] a disservice to to do smb. a disservice … Combinatory dictionary
disservice — UK [dɪˈsɜː(r)vɪs] / US [dɪˈsɜrvɪs] noun do someone/something a disservice/do a disservice to someone/something formal to do something that makes people s opinion of someone or something not as good as it should be To describe her as just a… … English dictionary
disservice — dis|ser|vice [dıˈsə:vıs, dısˈsə: US ə:r ] n do sb/sth a disservice also do a disservice to sb/sth to do something that gives other people a bad opinion of someone or something ▪ The fans have done the game a great disservice … Dictionary of contemporary English
disservice — [[t]dɪ̱ssɜ͟ː(r)vɪs[/t]] N SING: oft N to n If you do someone or something a disservice, you harm them in some way. [FORMAL] He said the protesters were doing a disservice to the nation... You could do yourself a grave disservice by revealing all… … English dictionary