disadvantageous

adjective dis·ad·van·ta·geous \ (ˌ)dis-ˌad-ˌvan-ˈtā-jəs , -vən- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of disadvantageous

1 : constituting a disadvantage

disadvantageously

adverb

disadvantageousness

noun

Examples of disadvantageous in a Sentence

  1. They might have to resell the property at a disadvantageous time.

  2. Minority groups find themselves in a disadvantageous position.

  3. The current system is disadvantageous to women.

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First Known Use of disadvantageous

1603


DISADVANTAGEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

disadvantageous

adjective

Definition of disadvantageous for English Language Learners

  • : making it harder for a person to succeed or to do something : causing someone to have a disadvantage


DISADVANTAGEOUS Defined for Kids

disadvantageous

adjective dis·ad·van·ta·geous \ ˌdis-ˌad-ˌvan-ˈtā-jəs \

Definition of disadvantageous for Students

: making it harder for a person or thing to succeed or do something
  • The store was in a disadvantageous location.


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