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pros and cons

plural noun
the favorable and the unfavorable factors or reasons; advantages and disadvantages. Unabridged
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  • Each technology has its pros and cons, and each must be a part of any conversation about literacy and learning.
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  • If you compare the pros and cons, in my opinion the pros win.
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British Dictionary definitions for pros and cons

pros and cons

plural noun
the various arguments in favour of and against a motion, course of action, etc
Word Origin
C16: from Latin prō for + con, from contrā against
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pros and cons

Arguments or considerations for and against something, as in We'd best weigh all the pros and cons before we decide to add a new wing to the library. This idiom is taken from the Latin pro for “for” and con for “against.” [ Late 1500s ]
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