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disadvantage

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To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.
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Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒ/, SAMPA: /%dIs@d"vA:ntIdZ/
  • (GenAm) IPA: /ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒ/, SAMPA: /%dIs@d"v{ntIdZ/

Noun

Singular
disadvantage

Plural
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  1. A weakness or undesirable characteristic; a con.
    The disadvantage to owning a food processor is that you have to store it somewhere.
  2. A setback or handicap.
    My height is a disadvantage for reaching high shelves.

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Verb

Infinitive
to disadvantage

Third person singular
disadvantag

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to disadvantage (third-person singular simple present disadvantag, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To place at a disadvantage.
    They fear it might disadvantage honest participants to allow automated entries.

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