disservice


noun

  1. harmful or injurious service; an ill turn.

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

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

noun

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

1590s; see dis- + service. Perhaps formed on analogy of French desservice (16c.).

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