disadvantage disadvantage  /ˌdɪs əd ˈvæn tɪdʒ/


  1. (n) the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
  2. (v) put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm



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  1. It took the drivers at Road and Track 32 seconds to reach 60 mph, which would put the Dauphine at a severe disadvantage in any drag race involving farm equipment.
  2. Whites are more likely to say prejudice and discrimination put blacks at a disadvantage than to say those factors contribute to white advantage.
  3. Some animals are at a disadvantage.


  1. Take a 3D tour of Paris -- as a rat

    Digital simulation offering a view into animal vision reveals that rats have a distinct visual disadvantage when touring Paris landmarks. They do squeeze into places for free though. Originally posted at Crave
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii disc changer shown at E3, creators say next-gen version planned

    Physical media might lend itself well to the used games market (well, usually ), but it does have a distinct disadvantage over digital purchases: you still have to get up and change that disc. It's a minor annoyance, but apparently enough of one to spark the creation of the Exeo Entertainment Extreme Gamer XG 10, an Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 compatible game jukebox with room for ten retail titles ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Engadget

  3. 2013 U.S. Open: Tiny Tim Clark does the splits

    Being tall is usually considered a disadvantage for a golfer, with length simply creating more room for error on the swing plane. But Tim Clark, who's generously listed at 5 feet, 7 inches, could have used that length at Merion's fifth hole, where he found himself in one of those patented U.S. Open uncompromising positions: Predictably, the result was not positive as his ball landed in more of ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: SB Nation


  1. "When you have a play-in game, you have a disadvantage in preparation because you don't know which team you'll play for two days of practice," Louisville coach Rick Pitino told the Louisville Courier-Journal.
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Rick Pitino Source: Reuters

  2. "At least on the basketball court I could find a community of sorts, with an inner life all its own," Obama wrote. "It was there that I would make my closest white friends, on turf where blackness couldn't be a disadvantage."
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  3. "Customers don't buy an airline ticket based on whether or not they will get a free soda onboard, but with US Airways being the only large network carrier to charge for drinks, we are at a disadvantage," Parker wrote.
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Doug Parker Source: Bloomberg

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