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DISADVANTAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disadvantage mean? 

DISADVANTAGE (noun)
  The noun DISADVANTAGE has 1 sense:

1. the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

  Familiarity information: DISADVANTAGE used as a noun is very rare.


DISADVANTAGE (verb)
  The verb DISADVANTAGE has 1 sense:

1. put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm

  Familiarity information: DISADVANTAGE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISADVANTAGE (noun)


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Meaning:

The quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("disadvantage" is a kind of...):

liability (the quality of being something that holds you back)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "disadvantage"):

unfavorableness; unfavourableness (the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success)

unprofitability; unprofitableness (the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profit)

inexpedience; inexpediency (the quality of being unsuited to the end in view)

inferiority; unfavorable position (the quality of being a competitive disadvantage)

penalty (the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition)

drawback (the quality of being a hindrance)

deprivation; loss (the disadvantage that results from losing something)

awkwardness; nuisance value (the quality of an embarrassing situation)

defect; shortcoming (a failing or deficiency)

limitation (the quality of being limited or restricted)

Antonym:

advantage (the quality of having a superior or more favorable position)


DISADVANTAGE (verb)


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Meaning:

Put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

disadvantage; disfavor; disfavour

Context example:

This rule clearly disadvantages me

Hypernyms (to "disadvantage" is one way to...):

discriminate; separate; single out (treat differently on the basis of sex or race)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "disadvantage"):

hamper; handicap; hinder (put at a disadvantage)

prejudice (disadvantage by prejudice)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Antonym:

advantage (give an advantage to)


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