disadvantageous

[dis-ad-vuh n-tey-juh s, dis-ad-]

adjective

characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.

Nearby words

  1. disaccord,
  2. disaccredit,
  3. disaccustom,
  4. disadvantage,
  5. disadvantaged,
  6. disaffect,
  7. disaffected,
  8. disaffectedly,
  9. disaffection,
  10. disaffiliate

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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British Dictionary definitions for disadvantageous

disadvantageous

adjective

unfavourable; detrimental
Derived Formsdisadvantageously, adverbdisadvantageousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for disadvantageous

disadvantageous

adj.

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

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