verb (used with object), dis·ad·van·taged, dis·ad·van·tag·ing.
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“The only disadvantage is contrary to President Obama, we definitely have ‘boots on the ground,’” the former Army officer said.Air Force Pilots Say They're Flying Blind Against ISIS|Dave Majumdar|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So the disadvantage of having multiple things is on a day where everything is going badly on all things.
The disadvantage for the borough is its location in a big blue state.DINO Hunters Are Dreaming Hipster Dreams of the DNC in Brooklyn|David Freedlander|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Women fall behind when they take time out to raise children and then return to the workplace at a disadvantage.What Equal Pay Day? McConnell Slams Paycheck Fairness Act|Eleanor Clift|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For every disadvantage conferred by class, in other words, race multiplies it.Obama Confronts Liberals' Biggest Skeptics: White People|Jamelle Bouie|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Uncle Leonard came in once a day, and spent a few minutes, much to his discomfort and my disadvantage.Richard Vandermarck|Miriam Coles Harris
In an effort at such compromise we should waste time, which the enemy would improve to our disadvantage; and that would be all.Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2)|William H. Herndon
I am satisfied with your reason, and think this way will be no disadvantage to the merchants of either nation.A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II.|Bulstrode Whitelocke
Often, however, this ability is a disadvantage, because the plants are prone to spread and become a nuisance unless watched.
Liszt was decidedly at a disadvantage as a composer when he lacked a programme.Franz Liszt|James Huneker