[dis-ad-vuh n-tey-juh s, dis-ad-]


characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.

Origin of disadvantageous

First recorded in 1595–1605; dis-1 + advantageous
Related formsdis·ad·van·ta·geous·ly, adverbdis·ad·van·ta·geous·ness, nounqua·si-dis·ad·van·ta·geous, adjectivequa·si-dis·ad·van·ta·geous·ly, adverb
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unfavourable; detrimental
Derived Formsdisadvantageously, adverbdisadvantageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disadvantageous

c.1600; see disadvantage (n.) + -ous. Related: Disadvantageously.

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