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advantageous

[ad-vuh n-tey-juh s] /ˌæd vənˈteɪ dʒəs/
adjective
1.
providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial:
an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.
Origin of advantageous
1590-1600
1590-1600; advantage + -ous; compare French avantageux, Italian avantaggioso
Related forms
advantageously, adverb
advantageousness, noun
nonadvantageous, adjective
nonadvantageously, adverb
nonadvantageousness, noun
quasi-advantageous, adjective
quasi-advantageously, adverb
unadvantageous, adjective
unadvantageously, adverb
unadvantageousness, noun
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advantageous

/ˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs/
adjective
1.
producing advantage
Derived Forms
advantageously, adverb
advantageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for advantageous
adj.

1590s, formed in English from advantage, or else from French avantageux (15c.), from avantage (see advantage). Related: Advantageously; advantageousness.

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