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TOEFL BNC: 3518 COCA: 6291


disadvantage /ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪʤ/ noun
plural disadvantages
plural disadvantages
Learner's definition of DISADVANTAGE
: something that causes difficulty : something that makes someone or something worse or less likely to succeed than others不利条件;缺点;劣势
: a bad or undesirable quality or feature不利因素
[noncount] : loss, damage, or harm损失;损害;伤害
opposite advantage
TOEFL BNC: 3518 COCA: 6291


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dis·​ad·​van·​tage ˌdis-əd-ˈvan-tij How to pronounce disadvantage (audio)
: loss or damage especially to reputation, credit, or finances : detriment
the deal worked to their disadvantage
: an unfavorable, inferior, or prejudicial condition
we were at a disadvantage
: a quality or circumstance that makes achievement unusually difficult : handicap
his lack of formal schooling was a serious disadvantage


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disadvantaged; disadvantaging; disadvantages

transitive verb

: to place at a disadvantage : harm

Example Sentences

Noun She had the disadvantage of growing up in a poor community. They argued that the new regulations would place their company at a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace. There are advantages and disadvantages to the new system.
Recent Examples on the Web
The size disadvantage even greater, UConn needs to leave Michigan without more significant injury news. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 11 Sep. 2022 Black mothers in particular, are at a deeper disadvantage, the report finds. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 8 Sep. 2022 Arlington Heights officials said passing such a measure would put the village at a major financial disadvantage to its neighbors. Caroline Kubzansky, Chicago Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 State officials interpreted the findings to say the industry was too new to determine if those businesses historically faced a disadvantage. Erin Cox, Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2022 Experts say women face a disadvantage at trial and most chemical endangerment cases in Alabama end in plea agreements. al, 1 Sep. 2022 Good must fight evil, and at a terrible disadvantage and cost. Tom Gliatto, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2022 The window for addressing the profound learning deficit created by the pandemic will close before long, leaving millions of students at a lifelong disadvantage. Eric Hanushek, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2022 But the poll indicates Gascón would have started off with a large disadvantage. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2022
Tile and Apple have disagreed in the past over default location sharing settings that disadvantage Tile, but at least both companies seem to agree on the potential of UWB in 2021. Ian Carlos Campbell, The Verge, 5 Jan. 2021 Such policies also disproportionately disadvantage families of color, experts say. Hartford Courant, 30 Aug. 2022 Some also said the bill would disadvantage rural students and those for whom English is a second language. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 19 May 2022 Some skeptics argue that, in a universe of limited resources like vouchers, prioritizing the most challenging cases can disadvantage housing-insecure families, those in substandard housing and others who need help. New York Times, 14 June 2022 Courts around the country have been hearing challenges related to gerrymandering, in which one party creates district lines to disadvantage the other. Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun, 1 Apr. 2022 Strokes gained off the tee measures the advantage (or disadvantage) a player has exclusively from his performance on par 4s and par 5s off the tee. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 1 Mar. 2022 Several Maryland organizations alleged that Montgomery County’s touch-screen ballots disadvantage candidates in certain primary election races in a letter sent to the county and state boards of election Monday. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 11 July 2022 Griggsby informed attorneys in the case during an afternoon conference call, Jones said, after ruling last month that the first map would disadvantage Black voters. Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

Word History



Middle English disavauntage, from Anglo-French desavantage, from des- dis- + avantage advantage

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of disadvantage was in the 14th century
TOEFL BNC: 3518 COCA: 6291


ADJECTIVE | VERB + DISADVANTAGE | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEbig, considerable, decided, distinct, grave, great, huge, major, obvious, real, serious, severe, significant, substantial相當大的不利;明顯的劣勢;嚴重的不利因素;主要的不利條件;真正的不利因素;極為不利的地位Lack of qualifications is an obvious disadvantage.沒有所需的資格是明顯的不利因素。main, primary, principal主要的不利條件slight輕微的劣勢added, additional額外的不利條件long-term長期的劣勢competitive競爭中的不利地位These requirements will have to be standardized if some banks are not to suffer a competitive disadvantage.這些要求必須標準化,以免有些銀行在競爭中處於劣勢。strategic, tactical (both especially NAmE) 戰略上的/戰術上的劣勢The fog was giving them a tactical disadvantage.霧使他們在戰術上處於劣勢。economic, educational, financial, racial, social, socio-economic經濟困難;教育劣勢;財務狀況欠佳;種族地位低下;社會地位低下;社會經濟形勢不利the problems of racial disadvantage and poverty種族地位低下和貧窮等問題cost (especially NAmE) 成本劣勢This put them at a crippling cost disadvantage.這使他們處於足以致命的成本劣勢。possible, potential可能的缺點;潛在的劣勢A potential disadvantage of this method is that it requires considerable expertise to perform it accurately.這種方法的一個潛在劣勢在於需要大量專業知識才能精確地執行。inherent固有的劣勢;內在的缺陷the inherent disadvantage that low-income communities face低收入群體面臨的固有劣勢unfair不公平的劣勢Some students were at an unfair disadvantage.有些學生處在不公的劣勢地位。VERB + DISADVANTAGEexperience, face, have, suffer, suffer from處於劣勢;面臨不利;遭遇不利the disadvantage experienced by older people in the workplace年齡較長者在職場所處的劣勢The present system has the disadvantage that nobody really understands how it works.目前這個系統的缺點是沒有人真正瞭解它是如何運轉的。Competition has its disadvantages.競爭有其害處。offset, outweigh抵消不利因素;大於不利之處The plan's advantages outweigh the disadvantages.這項計劃利大於弊。overcome克服不利條件avoid避免不利因素PREPOSITIONat a disadvantage處於劣勢We were at a distinct disadvantage compared with children from richer families.與較富裕家庭的孩子相比,我們處於明顯的劣勢。There was no reason for her to feel at a disadvantage.她沒有理由認為自己處於不利地位。despite a/the disadvantage儘管存在不利因素Despite these disadvantages, many older people maintain an active social life.儘管有這些不便因素,許多老年人仍保持着活躍的社交生活。to sb's disadvantage對某人不利This change in the law will be to the disadvantage of small companies.法律上的這一變動將對小公司不利。disadvantage for對⋯來說的不利之處another disadvantage for the night-worker夜班工人的另一個不便之處disadvantage in在⋯方面的害處There are disadvantages in using this treatment.使用這種療法存在害處。disadvantage to⋯的弊病There are disadvantages to all those approaches.所有那些方案都有弊端。PHRASESadvantages and disadvantages優缺點Each plan has its own advantages and disadvantages.每個計劃都各有利弊得失。place sb at a disadvantage, put sb at a disadvantage使某人處於劣勢The fact that he didn't speak another language put him at a disadvantage.不會講其他語言使他處於劣勢。

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