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advantageous

[ad-vuh n-tey-juh s] /ˌæd vənˈteɪ dʒəs/
adjective
1.
providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial:
an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.
Origin of advantageous
1590-1600
1590-1600; advantage + -ous; compare French avantageux, Italian avantaggioso
Related forms
advantageously, adverb
advantageousness, noun
nonadvantageous, adjective
nonadvantageously, adverb
nonadvantageousness, noun
quasi-advantageous, adjective
quasi-advantageously, adverb
unadvantageous, adjective
unadvantageously, adverb
unadvantageousness, noun
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  • The dews are very plentiful, advantageously supplying the place of rain.

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  • Is that a practice in which the lads may be advantageously instructed?

    Laches Plato
  • And when men act rightly and advantageously they seem to you to be temperate?

    Protagoras Plato
  • And both together may be advantageously employed by us in legislation.

    Laws Plato
  • Why, when the battle was progressing so advantageously for our side, did they not go on?

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • To this a handful of ashes and plaster may be advantageously added.

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  • It can advantageously be combined with other foods to form a part of the ration.

  • In most of these cases iron may be advantageously added to the bath.

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  • He understood thoroughly what the human body could do, and what it might do advantageously.

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  • Culture can now be acquired almost as advantageously here as there.

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British Dictionary definitions for advantageously

advantageous

/ˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs/
adjective
1.
producing advantage
Derived Forms
advantageously, adverb
advantageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for advantageously

advantageous

adj.

1590s, formed in English from advantage, or else from French avantageux (15c.), from avantage (see advantage). Related: Advantageously; advantageousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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