- Disadvantage Dis`ad*van"tage (?; 48, 61), n. [Cf. F.
1. Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial
quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which
hinders success, or causes loss or injury.
Syn: Detriment; injury; hurt; loss; damage. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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