disadvantage

Part of speech: verb

To injure; prejudice; hinder.

Part of speech: noun

That which hinders; a drawback; injury.

Part of speech: noun

A state of inferiority; preceded by at; as, the army was at a disadvantage.

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Usage examples "disadvantage":

  1. She had hitherto been fencing at a serious disadvantage. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. Furthermore, the laboratory student is at a disadvantage, probably, as compared with the man who makes intelligent application of the laws and principles to his daily work. - "Analyzing Character", Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb.
  3. He felt, perhaps he was justified in feeling, that they had taken him at a disadvantage. - "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.