Definitions for: Disadvantage

[n] the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
[v] put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm; "This rule clearly disadvantages me"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis`ad*van"tage (?; 48, 61), n. [Cf. F.
1. Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial
quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which
hinders success, or causes loss or injury.

I was brought here under the disadvantage of being
unknown by sight to any of you. --Burke.

Abandoned by their great patron, the faction
henceforward acted at disadvantage. --Palfrey.

2. Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame,
credit, profit, or other good.

They would throw a construction on his conduct, to
his disadvantage before the public. --Bancroft.

Syn: Detriment; injury; hurt; loss; damage.

Dis`ad*van"tage, v. t. [Cf. F. d['e]savantager.]
To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.

Synonyms: disfavor, disfavour

Antonyms: advantage, advantage, vantage

See Also: awkwardness, defect, deprivation, discriminate, drawback, hamper, handicap, hinder, inconvenience, inexpedience, inexpediency, inferiority, liability, limitation, loss, nuisance value, penalty, prejudice, restriction, separate, shortcoming, single out, unfavorable position, unfavorableness, unfavourableness, unprofitability, unprofitableness

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