I adjective adverse, baleful, baneful, biased, corrosive, counteractant, damaging, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disapproved, disserviceable, gainless, harmful, hindering, hurtful, impolitic, inadvisable, incommodus, injurious, inopportune, insalubrious, malefic, maleficent, malignant, negative, pernicious, prejudicial, profitless, thwarting, unadvisable, unavailing, unfavorable, unfruitful, unhealthy, unhelpful, unprofitable, unpropitious, unwise II index adverse (negative), deleterious, detrimental, harmful, ill-advised, inadvisable, inauspicious, injudicious, insalubrious, noxious, peccant (unhealthy), pernicious, prejudicial, regrettable, undesirable, unfavorable

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • disadvantageous  — [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

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

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

  • disadvantageous — [[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

  • disadvantageous — 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

  • disadvantageous — 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

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

  • disadvantageous — 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

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