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Meaning of DISADVANTAGEOUS

Pronunciation:  dis`advun'teyjus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  constituting a disadvantage
 

DISADVANTAGEOUS is a 15 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: harmful, minus, negative
 
 Antonyms: advantageous
 
 See Also: inexpedient, inopportune

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*ad`van*ta"geous\, a. [Cf. F.
d['e]savantageux.]
Attended with disadvantage; unfavorable to success or
prosperity; inconvenient; prejudicial; -- opposed to
{advantageous}; as, the situation of an army is
disadvantageous for attack or defense.

      Even in the disadvantageous position in which he had
      been placed, he gave clear indications of future
      excellence.                              --Prescott.
-- {Dis*ad`van*ta"geous*ly}, adv. --
{Dis*ad`van*ta"geous*ness}, n.

 
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