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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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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.
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.
implemented, it may influence the law disadvantageously, since law is a
William Hazlitt, one of Burney's gentler critics, acknowledges he is "sorry to be compelled to speak so disadvantageously of the work of an excellent and favorite writer: and the more so, as we perceive no decay of talent, but a perversion of it" (338).