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[ad-vuh n-tey-juh s]
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  1. providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial: an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.
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Origin of advantageous

1590–1600; advantage + -ous; compare French avantageux, Italian avantaggioso
Related formsad·van·ta·geous·ly, adverbad·van·ta·geous·ness, nounnon·ad·van·ta·geous, adjectivenon·ad·van·ta·geous·ly, adverbnon·ad·van·ta·geous·ness, nounqua·si-ad·van·ta·geous, adjectivequa·si-ad·van·ta·geous·ly, adverbun·ad·van·ta·geous, adjectiveun·ad·van·ta·geous·ly, adverbun·ad·van·ta·geous·ness, noun
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Related Words for advantageous

profitable, beneficial, helpful, fortunate, auspicious, expedient, opportune, propitious, worthwhile

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  1. producing advantage
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Derived Formsadvantageously, adverbadvantageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for advantageous


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

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