What does the word disadvantage mean?

Usage examples for disadvantage

  1. She had hitherto been fencing at a serious disadvantage. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by 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 by 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 by Stanley J. Weyman