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disadvantageous

[dis-ad-vuh n-tey-juh s, dis-ad-] /dɪsˌæd vənˈteɪ dʒəs, ˌdɪs æd-/
adjective
1.
characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; dis-1 + advantageous
Related forms
disadvantageously, adverb
disadvantageousness, noun
quasi-disadvantageous, adjective
quasi-disadvantageously, adverb
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Examples for disadvantageous
  • The lottery of the sea is not altogether so disadvantageous as that of the army.
  • Nor were there disadvantageous tax obligations for foreigners.
  • In some instances, it may be disadvantageous for all members to file because of the rounding-down provision.
British Dictionary definitions for disadvantageous

disadvantageous

/dɪsˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs; ˌdɪsæd-/
adjective
1.
unfavourable; detrimental
Derived Forms
disadvantageously, adverb
disadvantageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disadvantageous
adj.

c.1600; see disadvantage (n.) + -ous. Related: Disadvantageously.

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