Disadvantage vs. Advantage

Disadvantage vs. Advantage — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Disadvantage and Advantage

Disadvantagenoun

An unfavorable condition or position

students who are at a disadvantage because they don't own computers.

Advantagenoun

A beneficial factor or combination of factors

Being tall is usually an advantage in basketball.

Disadvantagenoun

Something that places one in an unfavorable condition or position

A disadvantage to living there is that you'd have no access to public transportation.

Advantagenoun

Benefit or profit; gain

It is to your advantage to invest wisely.

Disadvantagenoun

Damage or loss, especially to reputation or finances; detriment

High gasoline prices have worked to the company's disadvantage.

Advantagenoun

A relatively favorable position; superiority of means

A better education gave us the advantage.
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Disadvantageverb

To put at a disadvantage; hinder or harm.

Advantagenoun

The first point scored in tennis after deuce.

Disadvantagenoun

A weakness or undesirable characteristic; a con.

The disadvantage to owning a food processor is that you have to store it somewhere.

Advantagenoun

The resulting score.

Disadvantagenoun

A setback or handicap.

My height is a disadvantage for reaching high shelves.

Advantagenoun

(Sports) A situation in soccer in which the referee has signaled that a foul has been committed but delays making the call because the fouled team has a more favorable position in play. If the fouled team loses this favorable position, the referee then makes the call.

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Disadvantagenoun

Loss; detriment; hindrance.

Advantageverb

To afford profit or gain to; benefit.

Disadvantageverb

(transitive) To place at a disadvantage.

They fear it might disadvantage honest participants to allow automated entries.

Advantagenoun

(countable) Any condition, circumstance, opportunity or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.

The enemy had the advantage of a more elevated position.

Disadvantagenoun

the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

Advantagenoun

(obsolete) Superiority; mastery; — used with of to specify its nature or with over to specify the other party.

Disadvantageverb

put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm;

This rule clearly disadvantages me

Advantagenoun

Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit

the advantage of a good constitutionHaving the faster car is of little advantage.

Advantagenoun

(tennis) The score where one player wins a point after deuce but needs the next to carry the game.

Advantagenoun

(soccer) The continuation of the game after a foul against the attacking team, because the attacking team are in an advantageous position.

Advantagenoun

Interest of money; increase; overplus (as the thirteenth in the baker's dozen).

Advantageverb

(transitive) to provide (someone) with an advantage, to give an edge to

Advantageverb

(reflexive) to do something for one's own benefit; to take advantage of

Advantagenoun

the quality of having a superior or more favorable position;

the experience gave him the advantage over me

Advantagenoun

first point scored after deuce

Advantagenoun

benefit resulting from some event or action;

it turned out to my advantagereaping the rewards of generosity

Advantageverb

give an advantage to;

This system advantages the rich