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Noun: disadvantage  ,dis-ud'vãn-tij
  1. The quality of having an inferior or less favourable position
     
  2. A flaw or weak point
    "he was quick to point out his wife's disadvantages";
    - failing, weakness, minus
Verb: disadvantage  ,dis-ud'vãn-tij
  1. Put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
    "This rule clearly disadvantages me";
    - disfavor [US], disfavour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: disadvantages, disadvantaged, disadvantaging

Type of: discriminate, imperfection, imperfectness, liability, separate, single out

Antonym: advantage

Encyclopedia: Disadvantage