- providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial: an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.
Origin of advantageous
Examples from the Web for advantageous
Teams may put more than one racer on the road at a time if they feel it will be advantageous.Pippa Middleton To Cycle Across America ... Starting Tomorrow
June 13, 2014
This means the favored candidate gets an advantageous spot on the ballot and a distinct electoral advantage in that county.New Jersey Democrat’s Epic Freakout
May 15, 2014
These proportions are advantageous in sports in which strength rather than speed is at a premium.What Makes a Great Olympian? Sometimes It’s Genetics
August 11, 2012
It could be rolled out whenever it would be most advantageous to the Romney team.New York Congressman Peter King: Romney Never Acted on Endorsement Offer
April 25, 2012
Evolutionary psychology has puzzled over the question of what is it about crying that would have been advantageous for survival.Why Women's Tears Turn Off Men
January 6, 2011
It will readily be seen how advantageous these proprietary rights must have been to the wife.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
How advantageous this business will eventually prove to me, I cannot say.The Age of Invention
When it has lain in pickle a few days, it would be advantageous to boil and skim the brine, and pour it on again when cold.
How then can wisdom be advantageous, when giving no advantage?Charmides
The Americans had the most advantageous position, but were at times overwhelmed by numbers.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
- producing advantage
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.