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1. disadvantage

noun. ['ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒ, ˌdɪsədˈvænɪdʒ'] the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position.

Synonyms

  • inferiority
  • unfavorableness
  • inexpedience
  • penalty
  • unfavourableness
  • unprofitability
  • limitation
  • drawback
  • inexpediency
  • awkwardness
  • liability
  • unprofitableness
  • defect
  • nuisance value
  • unfavorable position
  • deprivation
  • shortcoming

Antonyms

  • profitability
  • advantage
  • expediency
  • expedience
  • favorableness
  • reward
  • asset

Etymology

  • disavauntage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desavantage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Disadvantage

  • micromanage
  • mismanage
  • unmanage
  • manage

Example sentences of the word disadvantage


1. Noun, singular or mass
A big disadvantage of the profit and loss statement lies with businesses that report the data too often.

Quotes containing the word disadvantage


1. In the glad old days, before the rise of modern morbidities...it used to be thought a disadvantage to be misunderstood.
- G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

2. disadvantage

verb. ['ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒ, ˌdɪsədˈvænɪdʒ'] put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm.

Synonyms

  • hinder
  • single out
  • hamper
  • disfavor
  • disfavour
  • separate
  • prejudice
  • handicap

Antonyms

  • birth
  • gain
  • paper profit
  • high quality

Etymology

  • disavauntage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • desavantage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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