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disadvantage

  

      n  
1    an unfavourable circumstance, state of affairs, thing, person, etc.  
2    injury, loss, or detriment  
3    an unfavourable condition or situation (esp. in the phrase at a disadvantage)  
      vb  
4    tr   to put at a disadvantage; handicap  
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disadvantage

  
1    damage, detriment, disservice, harm, hurt, injury, loss, prejudice  
2      (often plural)    burden, downside, drawback, flaw, fly in the ointment     (informal)   handicap, hardship, hindrance, impediment, inconvenience, liability, minus     (informal)   nuisance, privation, snag, trouble, weakness, weak point  
3    at a disadvantage      boxed in, cornered, handicapped, in a corner, vulnerable, with one's hands tied behind one's back  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 2    advantage, aid, benefit, convenience, gain, help, merit, profit  

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n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
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