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Definition of "disadvantage" []

  • An unfavorable condition or circumstance. (noun)
  • Something that places one in an unfavorable condition or circumstance. (noun)
  • Damage or loss, especially to reputation or finances; detriment. (noun)
  • To put at a disadvantage; hinder or harm. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disadvantage" in a sentence
  • "I think the main disadvantage is the mess insided the deer when you field dress it."
  • "The main disadvantage is the installation cost, which is considerably more than a tank heater."
  • "While the advantage of having such in depth background knowledge would normally be a full appreciation of details (and range of opinions), the disadvantage is they can sway policy solely based on the opinion of a single person (themselves) and throw up a technical smokescreen to strengthen their case."