Disadvantage Definition

dĭsəd-văntĭj
disadvantaged, disadvantages, disadvantaging
noun
disadvantages
An unfavorable situation or circumstance; drawback; handicap.
Webster's New World
Something that places one in an unfavorable condition or position.
A disadvantage to living there is that you'd have no access to public transportation.
American Heritage
Loss or injury, as to reputation or credit; detriment.
Webster's New World

A weakness or undesirable characteristic; a con.

The disadvantage to owning a food processor is that you have to store it somewhere.
Wiktionary
verb
disadvantaged, disadvantages, disadvantaging
To act to the disadvantage of.
Webster's New World
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idiom
at a disadvantage
  • in an unfavorable situation (for doing something)
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Disadvantage

Noun

Singular:
disadvantage
Plural:
disadvantages

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Disadvantage

  • at a disadvantage

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

    From Wiktionary

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