unservice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ service

Noun[edit]

unservice ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) neglect of duty; idleness; indolence
    • 1624, Massinger, Philip, “The Parliament of Love”, in Gifford, William, editor, The Plays of Philip Massinger[1], Act 1, Scene 5, published 1845, page 152:
      And where you tax us for unservice, lady / I never knew a soldier yet, that could / Arrive into your favour;

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