Definition of disadvantageous in English:

disadvantageous

adjective

  • Involving or creating unfavorable circumstances that reduce the chances of success or effectiveness.

    ‘the system was disadvantageous to the Connecticut merchants’
    ‘the disadvantageous position in which some people are placed’
    • ‘Ultimately, under the Court's decision, a successful plaintiff will have to prove she was singled out for disadvantageous treatment in the workplace.’
    • ‘The charge to the property was obtained by the son's exploiting the weaknesses of his father's position in order to benefit from a transaction which was manifestly disadvantageous to the father.’
    • ‘At the individual level, disadvantageous treatment of the disabled is often rooted in ill-will, disregard, and moral arbitrariness.’
    • ‘The second was that he should realize that the attempt to create a single European power was disadvantageous to the United States and that he should try to block it.’
    • ‘A payment will therefore only become due to the Defaulting Party if and insofar as it represents a gain to the Non-defaulting Party resulting from its being relieved of a disadvantageous contract.’
    • ‘The term disease is defined as a condition or state in a group of persons who have specified characteristics by which they differ from the norm in a way that is biologically disadvantageous.’
    • ‘Each camp feels that it would be politically disadvantageous, a sign of weakness or lack of resolve, to publicly acknowledge any uncertainty in their view of the system.’
    • ‘This can be disadvantageous for an individual who is significantly younger than the other beneficiaries, or if an individual is the only person of the group of beneficiaries.’
    • ‘The conformation, which normally would be disadvantageous, may get stabilized by stacking and/or other interactions with the codon bases.’
    • ‘Conversely, with opposing sets of muscles acting on the jaw at various points, it would be disadvantageous to divide the structure of the mandible among several bones.’
    • ‘Michael had nearly been killed in that battle, possibly because of the disadvantageous circumstances under which the battle was fought.’
    • ‘Because large proteins are energetically expensive to make, such proteins are disadvantageous if shorter proteins can perform the same function.’
    • ‘We, however, should realize that it is economically disadvantageous and nonsensical for the state to support and army that is doing no military training.’
    • ‘On the other hand, they are available to any other appropriate visual system, which can be advantageous or disadvantageous, depending on the intended receiver.’
    • ‘Reduced fruit set after a hurricane could be especially disadvantageous because hurricanes can create sites for plant recruitment.’
    • ‘In cases involving the liability of professionals the limitation period will normally commence when the client acts on the negligent advice by entering into a disadvantageous transaction.’
    • ‘However, they have long been in a disadvantageous and vulnerable position due to their status and restrictive regulations.’
    • ‘Such losses of strength may be disadvantageous to the athlete on the field, as any subtle decrease in performance may be enough for the athlete to lose his competitive edge.’
    • ‘Again, if this is the case, it will remain unclear why a referendum would have been rejected since the outcome will be the rejection of a euro that will be disadvantageous for everyone.’
    • ‘Ironically, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to ending the Vietnam War, as he negotiated the US withdrawal from Vietnam on the least disadvantageous terms possible.’
    unfavourable, adverse, inauspicious, unpropitious, unfortunate, unlucky, bad
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Pronunciation

disadvantageous

/ˌdisadvənˈtājəs//ˌdɪsædvənˈteɪdʒəs/