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disadvantageous

[dis-ad-vuh n-tey-juh s, dis-ad-]
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adjective
  1. characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.
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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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Related Words for disadvantageous

derogatory, prejudicial, hurtful, disparaging, adverse, unfavorable, injurious, contrary, damaging, deleterious, downside, harmful, ill-timed, inexpedient, inopportune, objectionable, pejorative, slighting, unprofitable, depreciatory

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British Dictionary definitions for disadvantageous

disadvantageous

adjective
  1. unfavourable; detrimental
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Derived Formsdisadvantageously, adverbdisadvantageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disadvantageous

adj.

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

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