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Pronunciation:  `disud'vantij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
  2. [v]  put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly disadvantages me"

DISADVANTAGE is a 12 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disfavor, disfavour
 Antonyms: advantage, advantage, vantage
 See Also: awkwardness, defect, deprivation, discriminate, drawback, hamper, handicap, hinder, inconvenience, inexpedience, inexpediency, inferiority, liability, limitation, loss, nuisance value, penalty, prejudice, restriction, separate, shortcoming, single out, unfavorable position, unfavorableness, unfavourableness, unprofitability, unprofitableness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis`ad*van"tage\ (?; 48, 61), n. [Cf. F.
    1. Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial
       quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which
       hinders success, or causes loss or injury.
             I was brought here under the disadvantage of being
             unknown by sight to any of you.       --Burke.
             Abandoned by their great patron, the faction
             henceforward acted at disadvantage.   --Palfrey.
    2. Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame,
       credit, profit, or other good.
             They would throw a construction on his conduct, to
             his disadvantage before the public.   --Bancroft.
    Syn: Detriment; injury; hurt; loss; damage.
  2. \Dis`ad*van"tage\, v. t. [Cf. F. d['e]savantager.]
    To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.
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