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Definitions for disadvantage
ˌdɪs ədˈvæn tɪdʒ, -ˈvɑn-dis·ad·van·tage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disadvantageverb

    the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

  2. disadvantage, disfavor, disfavourverb

    put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm

    "This rule clearly disadvantages me"


  1. disadvantagenoun

    A weakness or undesirable characteristic; a con.

    The disadvantage to owning a food processor is that you have to store it somewhere.

    Etymology: From disavauntage, from desavantage

  2. disadvantagenoun

    A setback or handicap.

    My height is a disadvantage for reaching high shelves.

    Etymology: From disavauntage, from desavantage

  3. disadvantageverb

    To place at a disadvantage.

    They fear it might disadvantage honest participants to allow automated entries.

    Etymology: From disavauntage, from desavantage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disadvantagenoun

    deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which hinders success, or causes loss or injury

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dsavantager.]

  2. Disadvantagenoun

    loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame, credit, profit, or other good

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dsavantager.]

  3. Disadvantageverb

    to injure the interest of; to be detrimental to

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dsavantager.]


  1. Disadvantage

    In policy debate, a disadvantage is an argument that a team brings up against a policy action that is being considered.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disadvantage

    dis-ad-vant′āj, n. want of advantage: what is unfavourable to one's interest: loss: injury.—adjs. Disadvan′tageable (obs.); Disadvantā′geous, attended with disadvantage: unfavourable.—adv. Disadvantā′geously.—n. Disadvantā′geousness.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. disadvantage

    Having too many advantages in life.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disadvantage' in Nouns Frequency: #1820

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disadvantage in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disadvantage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of disadvantage in a Sentence

  1. Hind Al-Fayez:

    By the end of the day what Yahya Al-Saud did probably was for the advantage of the female, and not for the disadvantage of the female. It triggered a very important issue that we as Jordanians specifically, and Arabs in general, we are not taking women empowerment that seriously.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    If the company could gauge that the consumers have known the disadvantage of its products, it adopts an old age trick to tell the market abruptly of its product shortage until all talks stop.

  3. Boeing Co -LRB- BA.N -RRB-:

    U.S. exporters across the country are operating at a significant disadvantage in overseas sales campaigns and are facing tough business decisions because Congress has failed to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank.

  4. Ian Dunt:

    The advantage there is that you would only need a simple majority... the disadvantage is that he doesn't have a majority anymore, so it's unlikely that that would pass either.

  5. Ron Johnson:

    The practice also put non-union employees, or union employees who supported other candidates, at a disadvantage, if those employees sought unpaid leave for several weeks for campaign activity, they would not have received the same treatment.

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    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    • A. adventure
    • B. moan
    • C. conceal
    • D. conform

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