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Disadvantageous Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    disadvantageous adj : constituting a disadvantage [syn: harmful] [ant: advantageous]
Disadvantageous Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Disadvantageous \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. Even in the disadvantageous position in which he had been placed, he gave clear indications of future excellence. --Prescott. -- Dis*ad`van*ta"geous*ly, adv. -- Dis*ad`van*ta"geous*ness, n.
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    * The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war. - Desiderius Erasmus


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