disadvantageous


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dis·ad·van·ta·geous

 (dĭs-ăd′vən-tā′jəs, dĭs′ăd-vən-)
adj.
Detrimental; unfavorable.

dis·ad′van·ta′geous·ly adv.

disadvantageous

(dɪsˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs; ˌdɪsæd-)
adj
unfavourable; detrimental
disˌadvanˈtageously adv
disˌadvanˈtageousness n

dis•ad•van•ta•geous

(dɪsˌæd vənˈteɪ dʒəs, ˌdɪs æd-)

adj.
unfavorable; detrimental.
[1595–1605]
dis•ad`van•ta′geous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disadvantageous - constituting a disadvantage
inexpedient - not suitable or advisable; "an inexpedient tactic"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
inopportune - not opportune; "arrived at a most inopportune hour"; "an inopportune visit"
advantageous - giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"

disadvantageous

adjective unfavourable, damaging, harmful, adverse, detrimental, inconvenient, hurtful, prejudicial, deleterious, injurious, ill-timed, inopportune, inexpedient This policy has proved extremely disadvantageous for us.

disadvantageous

adjective
Tending to discourage, retard, or make more difficult:
Translations
مُضِر، مُسيء
nevýhodný
ufordelagtigugunstiguheldig
hátrányos
óhagstæîur
nevýhodný
dezavantajlısakıncalı

disadvantageous

[ˌdɪsædvɑːnˈteɪdʒəs] ADJ (= unfavourable) [circumstances] → desventajoso

disadvantageous

[ˌdɪsædvənˈteɪdʒəs] adjdésavantageux/euse
to be disadvantageous to sb → être défavorable à qn

disadvantageous

adj, disadvantageously
advnachteilig

disadvantageous

[ˌdɪsædvɑːnˈteɪdʒəs] adjsvantaggioso/a, sfavorevole

disadvantage

(disədˈvaːntidʒ) noun
something which makes a difficulty or which is an unfavourable circumstance. There are several disadvantages to this plan.
disadvantageous (disӕdvənˈteidʒəs) adjective
at a disadvantage
in an unfavourable position. His power was strengthened by the fact that he had us all at a disadvantage.
References in classic literature ?
You may perhaps ask how under these disadvantageous circumstances we are able to distinguish our friends from one another: but the answer to this very natural question will be more fitly and easily given when I come to describe the inhabitants of Flatland.
But to govern ill is disadvantageous to both; for the same thing is useful to the part and to the whole, to the body and to the soul; but the slave is as it were a part of the master, as if he were an animated part of his body, though separate.
Levin's conviction that it could not be was founded on the idea that in the eyes of her family he was a disadvantageous and worthless match for the charming Kitty, and that Kitty herself could not love him.
As far as an improper accumulation of taxes on the same object might tend to render the collection difficult or precarious, this would be a mutual inconvenience, not arising from a superiority or defect of power on either side, but from an injudicious exercise of power by one or the other, in a manner equally disadvantageous to both.
I suspect, gentlemen, that you are looking at me with compassion; you tell me again that an enlightened and developed man, such, in short, as the future man will be, cannot consciously desire anything disadvantageous to himself, that that can be proved mathematically.
The terms of the treaty were very disadvantageous to the French; for all Canada, and all Acadia, and the Island of Cape Breton,--in short, all the territories that France and England had been fighting about for nearly a hundred years,--were surrendered to the English.
The satisfaction which the captain received from the kind behaviour of Miss Bridget, was not a little abated by his apprehensions of Mr Allworthy; for, notwithstanding his disinterested professions, the captain imagined he would, when he came to act, follow the example of the rest of the world, and refuse his consent to a match so disadvantageous, in point of interest, to his sister.
From his dress and arms, Wamba would have conjectured him to be one of those outlaws who had just assailed his master; but, besides that he wore no mask, the glittering baldric across his shoulder, with the rich bugle-horn which it supported, as well as the calm and commanding expression of his voice and manner, made him, notwithstanding the twilight, recognise Locksley the yeoman, who had been victorious, under such disadvantageous circumstances, in the contest for the prize of archery.
Among the restraints imposed by the Union of the Netherlands on its members, one is, that they shall not establish imposts disadvantageous to their neighbors, without the general permission.
But the question whether the camp was advantageous or disadvantageous remained for him undecided.
Granted, monsieur, granted," said the man, looking into the eyes and the faces of the two interlocutors, to ascertain what there was profitable or disadvantageous to himself in telling the truth.
Tarzan's arms and legs were free but he was in such a disadvantageous position that he could not use them to any good effect.