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

Definition of advantageous

: giving an advantage : favorable an advantageous opportunity

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 Even in young children, this is a late stage where intervention must occur — intervention on the part of parents, teachers, school district officials, even other children who have benefited from advantageous influences. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Nov. 2021 The biggest issue is offensive sets, which are typically designed to get right-handed players the ball in advantageous positions and would have to be reversed for lefties. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Nov. 2021 Now, with Donald, Miller and edge rusher Leonard Floyd threatening quarterbacks, assigning multiple blockers to more than one will create advantageous opportunity for the others. Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2021 The virus remains within the host, replicating, and selecting advantageous mutations. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 It’s April 1980, and Fidel (Andhy Mendez) is trying to ignore the island’s economic problems while focusing on potentially advantageous meddling in Africa. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021 Earlier springs are also advantageous to the parasites, which finally drop off the moose in April. Ashley Stimpson, Wired, 29 Oct. 2021 For example, being born in Singapore, Canada, or Denmark is generally advantageous to being born in Afghanistan, the C.A.R., or Haiti. Tomas Chamorro-premuzic, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Some research has shown that longer intervals between shots -- including much longer periods, beyond four weeks -- could be advantageous to building immunity., 10 Sep. 2021

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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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20 Nov 2021

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“Advantageous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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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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