Dis`ad*van"tage (?; 48, 61), n. [Cf. F. d'esavantage.]


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.


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.


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Dis`ad*van"tage, v. t. [Cf. F. d'esavantager.]

To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.


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