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disadvantage


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disadvantage  \Dis`ad*van"tage\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]savantager.] 
  To  injure  the  interest  of  to  be  detrimental  to 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disadvantage  \Dis`ad*van"tage\  (?;  48,  61),  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  d['e]savantage.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disadvantage 
  n  :  the  quality  of  having  an  inferior  or  less  favorable  position 
  [ant:  {advantage}] 
  v  1:  put  at  a  disadvantage;  hinder,  harm;  "This  rule  clearly 
  disadvantages  me"  [syn:  {disfavor},  {disfavour}]  [ant:  {advantage}] 
  2:  put  at  a  disadvantage  [syn:  {handicap},  {hinder},  {hamper}] 




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