An example of a disadvantage is a baseball player not being able to play.
An example of a disadvantage is a baseball team's star player having to sit out because of an injury.
Students who are at a disadvantage because they don't own computers.
A disadvantage to living there is that you'd have no access to public transportation.
They fear it might disadvantage honest participants to allow automated entries.
High gasoline prices have worked to the company's disadvantage.
- In an unfavorable situation (for doing something).
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of disadvantage
- Middle English disavauntage from Old French desavantage des- dis- avantage advantage advantage
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English disavauntage, from Old French desavantage