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.
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When I had groped my way, blindly, through these difficulties, and had mastered the alphabet, which was an Egyptian Temple in itself, there then appeared a procession of new horrors, called arbitrary characters; the most despotic characters I have ever known; who insisted, for instance, that a thing like the beginning of a cobweb, meant expectation, and that a pen-and-ink sky-rocket, stood for disadvantageous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dantes asked to be removed from his present dungeon into another; for a change, however disadvantageous, was still a change, and would afford him some amusement.
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.
My eye is yet filled with visions of the high-flounced, slovenly, and tumbled dresses in costly silk and satin, of the large unbecoming collars in expensive lace; of the ill-cut coats and strangely fashioned pantaloons which every Sunday, at the English service, filled the choirs of the chapel-royal, and after it, issuing forth into the square, came into disadvantageous contrast with freshly and trimly attired foreign figures, hastening to attend salut at the church of Coburg.
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.
Tracts of land and golden mansions, situate in the Celestial City, were often exchanged, at very disadvantageous rates, for a few years' lease of small, dismal, inconvenient tenements in Vanity Fair.
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.