1. an evil; an abuse;〔悪影響〕「an evil [a harmful] influence, a bad effect
    • この改革には多くの弊害が伴うだろう
    • The proposed reform will be attended by many evils.
    • 専制政治の弊害を正す
    • remedy [correct] the abuses of autocratic government
    • 母親の飲酒は胎児に種々の弊害を及ぼすという
    • It is said that if an expectant mother drinks, it has a harmful effect on the fetus.