advantageous

adjective

ad·​van·​ta·​geous ˌad-ˌvan-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce advantageous (audio)
-vən-
: giving an advantage : favorable
an advantageous opportunity
advantageously adverb
advantageousness noun

Examples of advantageous in a Sentence

Her experience placed her in an advantageous position to apply for the job. a trade agreement that is advantageous to both countries
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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Middle French avantageus, avantajose, from avantage advantage entry 1 + -eus, -ose -ous

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of advantageous was in 1550

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Cite this Entry

“Advantageous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advantageous. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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advantageous

adjective
ad·​van·​ta·​geous ˌad-ˌvan-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce advantageous (audio)
-vən-
: giving an advantage : helpful, favorable
advantageously adverb
advantageousness noun

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