disadvantageous

  • 1Disadvantageous — Dis*ad van*ta geous, a. [Cf. F. d[ e]savantageux.] Attended with disadvantage; unfavorable to success or prosperity; inconvenient; prejudicial; opposed to {advantageous}; as, the situation of an army is disadvantageous for attack or defense.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2disadvantageous — I adjective adverse, baleful, baneful, biased, corrosive, counteractant, damaging, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disapproved, disserviceable, gainless, harmful, hindering, hurtful, impolitic, inadvisable, incommodus, injurious,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3disadvantageous — c.1600; see DISADVANTAGE (Cf. disadvantage) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Disadvantageously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4disadvantageous  — [adj] detrimental, inconvenient adverse, contrary, damaging, debit side, deleterious, depreciative, depreciatory, derogatory, detracting, disparaging, downside, dyslogistic, harmful, hurtful, ill timed, inexpedient, injurious, inopportune,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5disadvantageous — [dis΄ad΄vən tā′jəs] adj. causing or characterized by disadvantage; unfavorable; adverse; detrimental disadvantageously adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6disadvantageous — adj. disadvantageous to * * * [ˌdɪsædvən teɪdʒəs] disadvantageous to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7disadvantageous — [[t]dɪ̱sæ̱dvənte͟ɪʤəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to/for n Something that is disadvantageous to you puts you in a worse position than other people. The Second World War started in the most disadvantageous possible way for the western powers. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 8disadvantageous — adjective this puts us in a disadvantageous position Syn: unfavorable, adverse, unfortunate, unlucky, bad; detrimental, prejudicial, deleterious, harmful, damaging, injurious, hurtful; inconvenient, inopportune, ill timed, untimely, inexpedient …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 9disadvantageous — disadvantage ► NOUN ▪ an unfavourable circumstance or condition. ► VERB 1) put in an unfavourable position. 2) (disadvantaged) in socially or economically deprived circumstances. DERIVATIVES disadvantageous adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10disadvantageous — adjective Date: 1603 1. constituting a disadvantage 2. derogatory, disparaging • disadvantageously adverb • disadvantageousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11disadvantageous — disadvantageously, adv. disadvantageousness, n. /dis ad veuhn tay jeuhs, dis ad /, adj. characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental. [1595 1605; DIS 1 + ADVANTAGEOUS] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12disadvantageous — adjective Not advantageous …

    Wiktionary

  • 13disadvantageous — Synonyms and related words: baleful, baneful, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging, deadly, deleterious, depreciative, depreciatory, detracting, detrimental, disparaging, disserviceable, distressing, harmful,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14disadvantageous — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. unfavorable, detrimental, injurious, deleterious, inopportune, adverse, harmful, detracting, unlucky. ANT.: favorable, opportune II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tending to discourage, retard, or make more… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15disadvantageous — dis|ad|van|ta|geous [ˌdısædvənˈteıdʒəs, væn ] adj [+ to/for] formal unfavourable and likely to cause problems for you ≠ ↑advantageous >disadvantageously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16disadvantageous — dis|ad|van|ta|geous [ ,dısædvən teıdʒəs ] adjective unlikely to produce a successful result or be effective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17disadvantageous — dis·ad·van·ta·geous || ‚dɪsædvɑːn teɪdÊ’É™s adj. not advantageous, detrimental; characterized by the absence of equality …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18disadvantageous — adjective involving or creating unfavourable circumstances. Derivatives disadvantageously adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19disadvantageous — a. 1. Unfavorable, ineligible, inconvenient. 2. Injurious, prejudicial, hurtful, detrimental, deleterious …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20disadvantageous — adjective (+ to/for) unfavourable and likely to cause problems for you disadvantageously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English