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Definition 1: the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position - [noun denoting attribute]

(disadvantage is a kind of ...) the quality of being something that holds you back

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) the quality of being unsuited to the end in view

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) the quality of being a competitive disadvantage

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition

"neglected his health and paid the penalty"

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) the quality of being a hindrance

"he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan"

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) the disadvantage that results from losing something

"his loss of credibility led to his resignation" "losing him is no great deprivation"

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) the quality of an embarrassing situation

"he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal"

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) a failing or deficiency

"that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) the quality of being limited or restricted

"it is a good plan but it has serious limitations"

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profit

Samples where disadvantage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This rule clearly disadvantages me

Synonyms for disadvantage in the sense of this definition

(disadvantage is a kind of ...) treat differently on the basis of sex or race

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) put at a disadvantage

"The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"

(... is a kind of disadvantage ) disadvantage by prejudice

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