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
Recent Examples on the Web The loophole was advantageous to a doctor accused of molesting women. John Pacenti, USA TODAY, "Loophole in Florida's sex crime law failed Jeffrey Epstein's accusers. It still exists today," 25 Nov. 2019 That football link, Mann said, became authentic and not contrived and proved to be politically advantageous for Edwards. al, "What Democratic wins in Louisiana and Kentucky could mean for Doug Jones in Alabama," 22 Nov. 2019 Every loss could nudge Denver toward a more advantageous draft position. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla vs. O’Halloran: When should Broncos start Drew Lock at quarterback?," 21 Oct. 2019 The move appeared designed to pressure Kennedy, Markey’s most formidable challenger, into engaging on turf Markey sees as most advantageous., "Markey set to discuss climate with Liss-Riordan - The Boston Globe," 11 Nov. 2019 That has advantageous implications for postseason play, including hosting the AAC title game. Fletcher Page,, "UC football's Luke Fickell gives 'stink-eye look' to talk of AD Mike Bohn leaving for USC," 3 Nov. 2019 Keeping your face in the public eye by updating your social media account or making appearances at business functions could prove advantageous. Magi Helena, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Oct. 18, 2019: Gemini, if you want agreement, listen; Sagittarius, stay in the public eye," 18 Oct. 2019 In some cases, the small countries have been accused of offering advantageous tax terms to multinationals who agree to establish headquarters there. Sylvie Corbet, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Global plan aims to better tax digital business," 9 Oct. 2019 The inner workings of the Great St. James Cay acquisition are just another window into how Epstein managed to thwart the law and manipulate advantageous outcomes throughout his life. Fox News, "Jeffrey Epstein used name of wealthy Dubai businessman to acquire second island in Caribbean, report finds," 2 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of advantageous was in 1550

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28 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Advantageous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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 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.

Other Words from advantageous

advantageously adverb

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