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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ADVANTA'GEOUS, a. Being of advantage; furnishing convenience, or opportunity to gain benefit; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position of the troops; trade is advantageous to a nation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often" [ant: disadvantageous]
2: appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1593 giving an advantage ; favorable <an advantageous opportunity> advantageously adverb advantageousness noun

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Advantageous Ad`van*ta"geous, a. [F. avantageux, fr. avantage.] Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position; trade is advantageous to a nation. Advabtageous comparison with any other country. --Prescott. You see . . . of what use a good reputation is, and how swift and advantageous a harbinger it is, wherever one goes. --Chesterfield.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If something is advantageous to you, it is likely to benefit you. Free exchange of goods was advantageous to all. = favourable ? unfavourable ADJ: oft ADJ to n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Beneficial, profitable, helpful, useful, convenient, serviceable, salutary, favorable, expedient, good, well, gainful, opportune, for one's advantage, for one's interest, for one's good.

Moby Thesaurus

acceptable, advisable, agreeable, appropriate, auspicious, banausic, becoming, befitting, beneficial, benevolent, bon, bonny, brave, braw, breadwinning, bueno, capital, cogent, commendable, commodious, conducive, congruous, contributory, convenient, decent, desirable, elegant, employable, estimable, excellent, expedient, fair, famous, fat, favorable, favoring, feasible, felicitous, fine, fit, fitten, fitting, fructuous, functional, gainful, good, good for, goodly, grand, happy, healthy, helpful, in the black, instrumental, kind, laudable, likely, lucrative, meet, moneymaking, nice, noble, of general utility, of help, of service, of use, opportune, paying, pleasant, pleasing, politic, practical, pragmatical, productive, profitable, proper, propitious, recommendable, regal, remedial, remunerative, right, royal, salutary, satisfactory, satisfying, seasonable, seemly, serviceable, skillful, sortable, sound, splendid, suitable, timely, to be desired, toward, useful, utilitarian, valid, valuable, very good, virtuous, well-paying, well-timed, wise, worthwhile

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