advantageous

[ad-vuhn-tey-juhs]
adjective
providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial: an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.

Origin:
1590–1600; advantage + -ous; compare French avantageux, Italian avantaggioso

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)
 
adj
producing advantage
 
advan'tageously
 
adv
 
advan'tageousness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

advantageous
c.1600, from Fr. avantageux, from avantage (see advantage).
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Example sentences
Most cooperatives find it advantageous to carry a mortgage because of the tax
  benefits it provides for shareholders.
It was simply not a financially advantageous decision.
In this case, an advantageous gene transfer might be preserved.
But some mutations are advantageous rather than adverse.
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