characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.
- dis·ad·van·ta·geous·ly, adverb
- dis·ad·van·ta·geous·ness, noun
- qua·si-dis·ad·van·ta·geous, adjective
- qua·si-dis·ad·van·ta·geous·ly, adverb
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How to use disadvantageous in a sentence
Kyiv was forced to accept a deeply disadvantageous ten-year gas transit deal with Moscow, among other concessions.
So a plausible working hypothesis is that centenarians carry rare, beneficial genetic variations rather than a lack of disadvantageous ones.Why It’s Still a Scientific Mystery How Some Live Past 100—and How to Crack It | Richard Faragher | December 5, 2021 | Singularity Hub
That party is now intertwined with the extent to which America is willing to tamp down on a deadly virus is, to put it mildly, disadvantageous.
They thought it would involve the president personally in a way that would be politically disadvantageous.How Robert F. Kennedy Shaped His Brother's Response to Civil Rights | Patricia Sullivan | August 11, 2021 | Time
Kimura posited that most of the variation between organisms is neither advantageous nor disadvantageous.How Neutral Theory Altered Ideas About Biodiversity | Christie Wilcox | December 8, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
As Justice Kennedy noted, “this creates a disadvantageous position for some employees.”Contraception Looks Like a Loser at the Supreme Court | Jay Michaelson | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The suit should not be so full of possible tenaces as to make it disadvantageous to open it.
Castalia lacked the Ancram gift of embellishing disadvantageous circumstances.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
Constructional requirements determined as the only available position for this rudder a rather disadvantageous one.Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II | S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly
Most of his English counsellors dissuaded him from accepting conditions so disadvantageous and dishonorable.
Egerton advised him that the demise was disadvantageous, but that it might be hard to terminate it without Browne's concurrence.Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
British Dictionary definitions for disadvantageous
- disadvantageously, adverb
- disadvantageousness, noun
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