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The Definition of - disadvantage (verb)

    absence or deprivation of advantage or equality.
    the state or an instance of being in an unfavorable circumstance or condition:
    to be at a disadvantage.
    something that puts one in an unfavorable position or condition:
    His bad temper is a disadvantage.
    injury to interest, reputation, credit, profit, etc.; loss:
    Your behavior is a disadvantage to your family's good name.
    verb (used with object), disadvantaged, disadvantaging.
    to subject to disadvantage:
    I was disadvantaged by illness.

Word Example of - disadvantage

    Example Sentences for disadvantage

    Taken thus, at a 171 disadvantage, the detectives complied, and dropped their belts of pistols in the road.

    A dusty and dirty and perspiring man is at a disadvantage with himself.

    She was constantly comparing him, and always to his disadvantage, with Dr. Clendenin.

    There was one disadvantage in the produce of this garden—its flavour was rather weak.

    But even this shoe may be used to disadvantage by ignorant hands.

    Le Gros could only use his weapon with the left arm; which placed him at a disadvantage.

    Surely the change in both was great—a change which she construed as absolutely to her own disadvantage as it was to his advantage.

    Its only disadvantage is that it is so continually shrouded in mist.

    There is a strong temptation to use one's power of nature or position to the disadvantage of the weak.

    Our line was at the disadvantage of being in the open ground.

Word Origin & History of - disadvantage

    Word Origin & History

    disadvantage late 14c., from Fr. desavantage (13c.); see dis- + advantage. The verb is attested from 1530s, from the noun.

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