American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A harmful action; an injury.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Service resulting in harm rather than benefit; an ill turn, intentional or unintentional.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Injury; mischief.
- n. an act intended to help that turns out badly
- From dis- + service. (Wiktionary)
“A terrible disservice is done to the half-million to one million non-Jewish parents helping to raise Jewish children whenever our community commissions yet another study to demonstrate how different the intermarried are from the in-married.”
“Maternal health seems to be a second class citizen; in doing so, a disservice is being done to that baby.”
“Of equal disservice is the constant attacks on a much more viable candidate because she is a woman.”
“I am posting this remark because I believe a great disservice is being done those reading these forums by the person presenting this incorrect information.”
“I wonder if a disservice is being done, however inadvertantly, by not putting thoughts down on paper rather than on the screen.”
“While I understand the temptation to reach for a shorthand to talk about New Amsterdam, generalizations like "alt-classical" really do the label a disservice as they mischaracterize the work of so many constituent artists and rob them of the creative idiosyncracies they've worked so hard to achieve.”
“The worst part of all is that it will inevitably mean the US can't keep up in innovation (many if not most improvements came from "real world" ideas from folks working in the field or on the manufacturing line, then handed off to the design staff for proper implementation) - and the offshore countries are generally not known for having folks who can think "outside the box" - so the companies are doing themselves a long term disservice for short term gains.”
“| Reply | Permalink nice article ... our media does us a great disservice, which is outlined well in your article.”
“The argument that uncovering East Timor's shady past will do the fallen soldiers a disservice was the stance of the Indonesian generals when they opposed then president Habibie's decision to grant the East Timorese a referendum in”
“Tarted-up wine labels a disservice to female drinkers?”
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