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disadvantagenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvɑːn.tɪdʒ/  us   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvæn.t̬ɪdʒ/
B1 a ​condition or ​situation that ​causesproblems, ​especially one that ​causes something or someone to be less ​successful than other things or ​people: One disadvantage of ​living in the ​town is the ​lack of ​safeplaces for ​children to ​play. We need to ​consider whether the disadvantages of the ​planoutweigh the ​advantages.
at a disadvantage
C2 in a ​situation in which you are less ​likely to ​succeed than ​others: He's at a disadvantage being so ​shy. This new ​law places/putspoorerfamilies at a ​distinct disadvantage.

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disadvantageous
adjective uk   /ˌdɪsˌæd.vənˈteɪ.dʒəs/  us   /ˌdɪsˌæd.vænˈteɪ.dʒəs/

disadvantageverb [T]

uk   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvɑːn.tɪdʒ/  us   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvæn.t̬ɪdʒ/
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disadvantagenoun [C]

 us   /ˌdɪs·ədˈvæn·tɪdʒ/
something that makes a ​successfulresult less ​likely, esp. less ​likely for you than it is for ​others: There are disadvantages to ​living in a ​ruralarea.
at a disadvantage
If you are at a disadvantage, you are in a ​situation in which you are less ​likely to ​succeed than ​others: She ​felt that being so ​young put her at a disadvantage for the ​executiveposition.
(Definition of disadvantage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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