Disadvantage

Definition of Disadvantage

Dis`ad`van´tage
n.1.Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which hinders success, or causes loss or injury.
I was brought here under the disadvantage of being unknown by sight to any of you.
- Burke.
Abandoned by their great patron, the faction henceforward acted at disadvantage.
- Palfrey.
2.Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame, credit, profit, or other good.
They would throw a construction on his conduct, to his disadvantage before the public.
- Bancroft.
v. t.1.To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.

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