[ad-vuh n-tey-juh s]


providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial: an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for advantageously

Historical Examples of advantageously

  • 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?



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

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



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

British Dictionary definitions for advantageously



producing advantage
Derived Formsadvantageously, adverbadvantageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for advantageously



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

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