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"disadvantage" in British English

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disadvantagenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvɑːn.tɪdʒ/  us   /-ˈvæn.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   /-væn-/

disadvantageverb [T]

uk   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvɑːn.tɪdʒ/  us   /-ˈvæn.t̬ɪdʒ/
(Definition of disadvantage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “disadvantage”
in Korean 약점, 불리한 점…
in Arabic عَيْب, ضَرَر…
in Malaysian kelemahan…
in French désavantage…
in Russian невыгодное положение, недостаток…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劣勢,不利因素…
in Italian svantaggio…
in Turkish mahsur, sakınca, dezavantaj…
in Polish minus, wada…
in Spanish desventaja…
in Vietnamese sự bất lợi…
in Portuguese desvantagem, prejuízo, inconveniente…
in Thai ข้อเสียเปรียบ…
in German der Nachteil…
in Catalan desavantatge…
in Japanese 不利なこと…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劣势,不利因素…
in Indonesian kekurangan…
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