disbenefit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dis- +‎ benefit.

Noun[edit]

disbenefit (plural disbenefits)

  1. A drawback or disadvantage.
    • 2016, John Simpson, The Word Detective, Little, Brown 2016, p. 65:
      As a contrast to the freedoms of the previous two decades, we were starting to appreciate the benefits and disbenefits of what became known as political correctness []

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