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

dis·ad′van·ta′geous·ly adv.
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Adv.1.disadvantageously - in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage; "the venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them"
advantageously, well - in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
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Zurich was congratulated on the possession of a Paragon of public virtue; and William Tell, in the character of benefactor to Switzerland, was compared disadvantageously with Mrs.
The Vicar himself seemed to wear rather a changed aspect, as most men do when acquaintances made elsewhere see them for the first time in their own homes; some indeed showing like an actor of genial parts disadvantageously cast for the curmudgeon in a new piece.
The longer she spoke, the more disadvantageously she challenged comparison with the absent woman, whose name she so obstinately and so audaciously persisted in assuming as her own.
Your garb and manner were restricted by rule; your air was often diffident, and altogether that of one refined by nature, but absolutely unused to society, and a good deal afraid of making herself disadvantageously conspicuous by some solecism or blunder; yet when addressed, you lifted a keen, a daring, and a glowing eye to your interlocutor's face: there was penetration and power in each glance you gave; when plied by close questions, you found ready and round answers.
disadvantageously were unjust the common law courts declared that
His initial--and presumably innocent--peep through Ellen's window becomes disadvantageously aligned with the subsequent forced exposure of her writing to a critical audience.
He was totally convinced that the power of the engine by propeller is used disadvantageously and hence it is proper for one to find a new way.
We are strictly monitoring the area and we would like to assure the public that the BOC is committed to curb the smuggling of items especially illegal importation of basic commodities like rice that disadvantageously affect our country," he said.
In a statement on Wednesday, the BOC quoted Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina as having said that the Department of Finance-attached agency has always been, and would continue to be committed to curb the smuggling of basic commodities like rice that disadvantageously affects our country.
Third, the author graphically demonstrates the extraordinary magnitude of the problem--the enormous difficulty of supplying grain to a new capital that was so remote and disadvantageously situated.
supra note 78, at 235 ("Both pathological gamblers and individuals with substance use disorders typically discount rewards rapidly and perform disadvantageously on decision-making tasks such as the Iowa Gambling Task, a paradigm that assesses risk-reward decision making.
The US Ambassador could be making use of the present circumstances in which the government of Sri Lanka is disadvantageously placed, to make statements, to present s with impunity, to embarrass the host government.