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disadvantage

dis·ad·van·tage

disadvantage

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs d vaen tihj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an unfavorable or inferior condition or circumstance.
at a disadvantage in negotiating
 
antonyms:
advantage, edge
similar words:
deficiency, handicap, impediment, insufficiency, lack
definition 2: that which causes an inferior or unfavorable condition; handicap.
One disadvantage of this car is its worn tires.
synonyms:
drawback, handicap
antonyms:
advantage, benefit
similar words:
defect, flaw, impediment, liability, minus
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disadvantaged, disadvantages, disadvantaging
definition: to put into an unfavorable or inferior condition or circumstance.
Lower earnings disadvantage single women.
synonyms:
handicap, hinder
antonyms:
benefit, profit
similar words:
impede
Word Parts
The word disadvantage contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-