Drawback, weakness. "The baseball team was at a disadvantage in today's game because two of their best players were injured and could not play." "Before deciding upon a course of action, you must first figure out all of the potential disadvantages, and then decide if it is worth moving forward." Opposite of advantage.

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  • We had a distinct disadvantage because our team did not have our best player and our second best player was hurt.

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  • The economic disadvantage that people in Africa are faced with ensures that positive thinking will not be sufficient to save their lives.

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  • You should always know when you are at a disadvantage in a negotiation but try to not let on that you know.

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Notable Quotes

  • The Fortitude of Millionaires
    "Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth."
    - Rex Stout


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