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  • (uncountable) a weakness or undesirable characteristic; a con
         The disadvantage to owning a food processor is that you have to store it somewhere.
  • a setback or handicap
         My height is disadvantage for reaching high shelves.
  • to place at a disadvantage
         They fear it might disadvantage honest participants to allow automated entries.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dis`ad*van"tage (?; 48, 61), n. [Cf. F. désavantage.] 1. Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which hinders success, or causes loss or injury.

I was brought here under the disadvantage of being unknown by sight to any of you.
Burke.

Abandoned by their great patron, the faction henceforward acted at disadvantage.
Palfrey.

2. Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame, credit, profit, or other good.

They would throw a construction on his conduct, to his disadvantage before the public.
Bancroft.

Syn. -- Detriment; injury; hurt; loss; damage.

Dis`ad*van"tage, v. t. [Cf. F. désavantager.] To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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