adjective Date: 1603 1. constituting a disadvantage 2. derogatory, disparagingdisadvantageously adverbdisadvantageousness noun

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  • disadvantageous  — [adj] detrimental, inconvenient adverse, contrary, damaging, debit side, deleterious, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, detracting, disparaging, downside, dyslogistic, harmful, hurtful, ill timed, inexpedient, injurious, inopportune,… …   New thesaurus

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  • disadvantageous — disadvantage ► NOUN ▪ an unfavourable circumstance or condition. ► VERB 1) put in an unfavourable position. 2) (disadvantaged) in socially or economically deprived circumstances. DERIVATIVES disadvantageous adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • disadvantageous — disadvantageously, adv. disadvantageousness, n. /dis ad veuhn tay jeuhs, dis ad /, adj. characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental. [1595 1605; DIS 1 + ADVANTAGEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

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