ad·van·ta·geous | \ ˌad-ˌvan-ˈtā-jəs , -vən- \

Definition of advantageous 

: giving an advantage : favorable an advantageous opportunity

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Other words from advantageous

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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But the Warriors believe Curry has steadily improved defensively in the past four years, making the strategy less advantageous. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Stephen Curry taking great pride in his defense for Warriors," 16 May 2018 Rashaad Penny, RB, Seahawks With many of the rookie running backs—Penny, Derrius Guice, Ronald Jones, Sony Michel and Royce Freeman chief among them—playing in advantageous conditions, at least on paper, one of them is bound to break out. Michael Beller,, "Fantasy Football 2018 Breakouts: Can Patrick Mahomes Make the Leap?," 3 July 2018 Those structures stymie evolution by denying advantageous mutations any chance to take over a population. John Rennie, WIRED, "This Mutation Math Shows How Life Keeps on Evolving," 1 July 2018 According to the Commission, revenue losses from profit shifting within the EU— where companies report earnings from across the region in one tax-advantageous country — are estimated at between 50-70 billion euros ($62-86 billion). Washington Post, "EU criticizes ‘aggressive’ tax practices of 7 member states," 7 Mar. 2018 Points earned with the C.S.P. can be redeemed through Chase’s portal at a rate of one to 1.25, which is slightly less advantageous than the one-to-1.5 ration the C.S.R. gets. Ryan Craggs, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Travel Credit Card," 2 July 2018 The Bulls actually traded him into a very advantageous situation because the Magic are thin at the position. K.c. Johnson,, "Bulls Q&A: Should Wendell Carter Jr. enter Hall of Fame this week or next? What's the starting lineup?," 12 July 2018 Not all of the outdoor placements have been advantageous. Susan Dunne,, "The Sculptures Outside The Wadsworth, Explained," 9 July 2018 Going forward, McMillan seems to indicate that all of this puts in a flexible, advantageous position. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "By defining “l33t” and “Thanks Obama,” became the Web’s reference," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of advantageous

1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advantageous

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

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English Language Learners Definition of advantageous

: helpful or favorable : giving an advantage to someone


ad·van·ta·geous | \ ˌad-vən-ˈtā-jəs , -ˌvan- \

Kids Definition of advantageous

: giving a benefit especially that others do not have : giving an advantage A college degree is advantageous when job hunting.

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