disserviceable
adjective Date: 1635 counterproductive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Disserviceable — Dis*serv ice*a*ble, a. Calculated to do disservice or harm; not serviceable; injurious; harmful; unserviceable. Shaftesbury. {Dis*serv ice*a*ble*ness}, n. Norris. {Dis*serv ice*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disserviceable — index adverse (negative), deleterious, disadvantageous, harmful, peccant (unhealthy), pernicious …   Law dictionary

  • disserviceable — “+ adjective : tending or calculated to do disservice : injurious, harmful dismisses … all such checks as the referendum as disserviceable interventions of a crude electorate Contemporary Review …   Useful english dictionary

  • disserviceable — dis·serviceable …   English syllables

  • Disserviceableness — Disserviceable Dis*serv ice*a*ble, a. Calculated to do disservice or harm; not serviceable; injurious; harmful; unserviceable. Shaftesbury. {Dis*serv ice*a*ble*ness}, n. Norris. {Dis*serv ice*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disserviceably — Disserviceable Dis*serv ice*a*ble, a. Calculated to do disservice or harm; not serviceable; injurious; harmful; unserviceable. Shaftesbury. {Dis*serv ice*a*ble*ness}, n. Norris. {Dis*serv ice*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Badness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Capability of producing evil. Bad qualities. < N PARAG:Badness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 hurtfulness hurtfulness &c.???adj. Sgm: N 1 virulence virulence GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 evil doer evil doer &c. 913 Sgm: N 2 bane …   English dictionary for students

  • adverse — ad·verse /ad vərs, ad ˌvərs/ adj: opposed to one s interests: operating to one s detriment an adverse verdict Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adverse …   Law dictionary

  • baneful — I adjective bad, baleful, corrosive, damaging, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, disastrous, disserviceable, evil, fatal, harmful, heinous, hostile, hurtful, insalubrious, injurious, lethal, malevolent,… …   Law dictionary

  • deleterious — I adjective adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, consuming, corroding, corrosive, damaging, deadly, disadvantageous, disserviceable, envenomed, fatal, foul, harmful, injurious to health, insalubrious, lethal, malefic, maleficent, malignant, miasmal,… …   Law dictionary

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