What are some opposite words for benefit?

Antonyms for benefit
ˈbɛn ə fɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term benefit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. benefit(noun)

    financial assistance in time of need

    Synonyms:
    welfare

  2. benefit, welfare(noun)

    something that aids or promotes well-being

    "for the benefit of all"

    Synonyms:
    eudaemonia, social welfare, public assistance, well-being, wellbeing, eudaimonia, upbeat, welfare

  3. benefit(verb)

    a performance to raise money for a charitable cause

    Synonyms:
    welfare

  4. profit, gain, benefit(verb)

    derive a benefit from

    "She profited from his vast experience"

    Synonyms:
    clear, gain ground, derive, acquire, realise, gain, reach, win, get ahead, make headway, attain, turn a profit, bring in, put on, take in, pull in, gather, do good, profit, hit, arrive at, advance, realize, pull ahead, make, earn

  5. benefit, do good(verb)

    be beneficial for

    "This will do you good"

    Synonyms:
    do good, gain, profit

Wiktionary

  1. benefit(noun)

    Antonyms:
    encumbrance, detriment, nuisance, obstacle, hindrance, disadvantage, malefic

    Synonyms:
    aid, subsidy, assistance, help, boon, foredeal, advantage, batten

  2. benefit(noun)

    To be or to provide a benefit to.

    Antonyms:
    obstacle, nuisance, hindrance, encumbrance, disadvantage, detriment, malefic

    Synonyms:
    advantage, subsidy, help, aid, boon, foredeal, assistance, batten

  3. benefit(noun)

    To receive a benefit (from). To be a beneficiary.

    Antonyms:
    detriment, obstacle, disadvantage, nuisance, hindrance, encumbrance, malefic

    Synonyms:
    help, assistance, foredeal, aid, advantage, boon, subsidy, batten

  4. benefit(noun)

    A performance, etc, given to raise funds for some cause.

    Synonyms:
    aid, advantage, help, subsidy, boon, foredeal, assistance

    Antonyms:
    hindrance, nuisance, disadvantage, obstacle, encumbrance, detriment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. benefit

    The returns or receipts include all that is received from an outlay or investment; the profit is the excess (if any) of the receipts over the outlay; hence, in government, morals, etc., the profit is what is really good, helpful, useful, valuable. Utility is chiefly used in the sense of some immediate or personal and generally some material good. Advantage is that which gives one a vantage-ground, either for coping with competitors or with difficulties, needs, or demands; as to have the advantage of a good education; it is frequently used of what one has beyond another or secures at the expense of another; as, to have the advantage of another in an argument, or to take advantage of another in a bargain. Gain is what one secures beyond what he previously possessed. Benefit is anything that does one good. Emolument is profit, return, or value accruing through official position. Expediency has respect to profit or advantage, real or supposed, considered apart from or perhaps in opposition to right, in actions having a moral character. Compare UTILITY.

    Antonyms:
    damage, destruction, detriment, disadvantage, harm, hurt, injury, loss, ruin, waste

    Synonyms:
    advantage, avail, emolument, expediency, gain, good, improvement, proceeds, profit, receipts, return, returns, service, usefulness, utility, value

    Preposition:
    The profit of labor; on capital; in business.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. benefit

    Antonyms:
    evil, loss, disadvantage, detriment, damage, calamity, bereavement, injury, privation

    Synonyms:
    boon, behoof, service, utility, avail, use, good, advantage, profit, favor, blessing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. benefit(n)

    Synonyms:
    avail, profit, behalf, advantage, service

  2. benefit(v)

    Synonyms:
    help, conduce, avail, advantage, be useful to, do good to

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BENEFIT

    Synonyms:
    Betaseron in Newly Emerging Multiple Sclerosis for Initial Treatment trial

How to use benefit in a sentence?

  1. Tengku Mahaleel:

    Our system in BAM has changed. We believe in giving younger players more opportunities. Wei Feng is an older player and he has played in two previous world championships, we felt that the younger Zulfadli will benefit more by playing in his first world championships.

  2. Michael Katchen:

    There is a benefit in being part of the engineering culture in Silicon Valley... a different sort of skill set that you acquire from being in senior positions or being around such a dense population of startups.

  3. Adekunle Salau:

    There is no doubt that Abuja and Lagos will benefit tremendously from high end ?commercial and residential real estates, my expectation is that if this is executed to plan, Abuja will be able to host world class conferences and compete favorably with Johannesburg and Cape town for international events.

  4. Anais Nin:

    We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.

  5. Livia Firth:

    I think sustainability would also benefit from a clarity over terms.

How to pronounce benefit?

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How to say benefit in sign language?

  1. benefit

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