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disadvantage

noun [C]  /ˌdɪs·ədˈvæn·tɪdʒ/ us  
something that makes a successful result less likely, esp. less likely for you than it is for others: There are disadvantages to living in a rural area. 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 executive position.
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