advantageous

adjective
ad·​van·​ta·​geous | \ ˌad-ˌvan-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce advantageous (audio) , -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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How is cubic poop more advantageous than pellets, tubes, coils, or just squishy piles? Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "BREAKING: Mystery of Square Wombat Poop Revealed," 20 Nov. 2018 Federal contractors are supposed to offer government buyers more advantageous pricing than commercial customers receive. Gretchen Morgenson, WSJ, "MiMedx Kept Cheaper Products Out of Its Offerings to VA Hospitals," 5 Oct. 2018 Likewise, writers may also choose to conceal their papers for the purposes of hiring and promotion, if not claiming ownership would be advantageous to their careers. Ars Technica, "The Journal of Controversial Ideas—academic freedom sans responsibility is reckless," 25 Nov. 2018 Both processes give applicants a leg up in the admissions process, with early decision being particularly advantageous. James Wellemeyer, Teen Vogue, "Applying to College Early Is a Privilege Not Every Student Can Afford," 20 Mar. 2019 In Dublin’s case, advantageous tax rates attracted the likes of Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants, but what happened next is common to many startup hubs the world over. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Why Amazon’s New York U-Turn Is Good for America’s Tech Economy," 16 Feb. 2019 Even if other Democratic primary contenders share some of his central ideas, Sanders’ higher name recognition and conspicuously different style may yet prove advantageous. Elana Schor, The Seattle Times, "Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision," 23 Jan. 2019 Their ability as receivers to motion the Patriots into advantageous man-on-man situations for Rob Gronkowski is jarring. Conor Orr, SI.com, "I Scouted the Patriots Using Steve Belichick’s Scouting Manual. Here’s What I Learned," 16 Jan. 2018 For those who don’t know, the Rays are occasionally using a middle reliever — Sergio Romo, Ryne Stanek and lefty Jonny Venters, to name three — to start a game in order to get advantageous matchups in the early innings. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Nationals series shows why Phillies can't stand pat before trade deadline | Extra Innings," 25 June 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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advantageous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of advantageous

: helpful or favorable : giving an advantage to someone

advantageous

adjective
ad·​van·​ta·​geous | \ ˌad-vən-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce advantageous (audio) , -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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advantageously adverb

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