on the minus side

Definition of on the minus side

  1. —used to describe the less appealing or attractive part of something On the minus side, the job doesn't pay well, but on the plus side, the work is easy.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  diminished by :  less

    :  deprived of :  without

  1. :  a negative quantity

    :  a negative quality

    :  drawback

  1. :  algebraically negative

    :  having a negative quality

    :  relating to or being a particular one of the two mating types that are required for successful fertilization in sexual reproduction in some lower plants (as a fungus)

  1. :  the right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body

    :  one of the halves of the animal body on either side of the median plane

    :  one longitudinal half of a hide

  1. :  situated on the side

    :  of or relating to the side

    :  directed toward or from the side

  1. :  to agree with :  support

    :  to be side by side with

    :  to set or put aside :  clear away

  1. :  swaggering or arrogant manner :  pretentiousness

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