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Disadvantageous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISADVANTAGEOUS, a. Unfavorable to success or prosperity; inconvenient; not adapted to promote interest, reputation or other good; as, the situation of an army is disadvantageous for attack or defense. We are apt to view characters int eh most disadvantageous lights.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: constituting a disadvantage [ant: advantageous]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1603 1. constituting a disadvantage 2. derogatory, disparaging disadvantageously adverb disadvantageousness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 involving disadvantage or discredit. 2 derogatory. Derivatives: disadvantageously adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Disadvantageous Dis*ad`van*ta"geous, a. [Cf. F. d['e]savantageux.] Attended with disadvantage; unfavorable to success or prosperity; inconvenient; prejudicial; -- opposed to advantageous; as, the situation of an army is disadvantageous for attack or defense. Even in the disadvantageous position in which he had been placed, he gave clear indications of future excellence. --Prescott. -- Dis*ad`van*ta"geous*ly, adv. -- Dis*ad`van*ta"geous*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Something that is disadvantageous to you puts you in a worse position than other people. The Second World War started in the most disadvantageous possible way for the western powers. = unfavourable ? advantageous ADJ: oft ADJ to/for n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Unfavorable, ineligible, inconvenient. 2. Injurious, prejudicial, hurtful, detrimental, deleterious.

Moby Thesaurus

baleful, baneful, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging, deadly, deleterious, depreciative, depreciatory, detracting, detrimental, disparaging, disserviceable, distressing, harmful, hurtful, injurious, lethal, malefic, malevolent, malign, malignant, mischievous, noisome, noxious, ominous, pejorative, pernicious, poisonous, prejudicial, scatheful, slighting, toxic, unadvantageous, uncomplimentary, unfavorable, unprofitable, unrewarding, useless, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, virulent, worthless



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