disadvantageous

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disadvantageous

[dis-ad-vuhn-tey-juhs, dis-ad-]
adjective
characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.

Origin:
1595–1605; dis-1 + advantageous

disadvantageously, adverb
disadvantageousness, noun
quasi-disadvantageous, adjective
quasi-disadvantageously, adverb
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disadvantageous (dɪsˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs, ˌdɪsæd-)
 
adj
unfavourable; detrimental
 
disadvan'tageously
 
adv
 
disadvan'tageousness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

disadvantageous
c.1600, from disadvantage + -ous.
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Example sentences
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.
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