Definition of 'disadvantage'
Video: pronunciation of 'disadvantage'
Example sentences containing 'disadvantage'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The main disadvantage of connecting something to the internet, is that it’s connected to the internet. Computing (2010)He has no problem with today's longer trip but a wide draw is a big disadvantage. The Sun (2016)The disadvantages that they suffer are serious and cumulative. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But he wrote that the change brought one or two distinct disadvantages. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One big disadvantage is that you receive no employer contributions to your pot. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Keeping ticket prices low puts us at a significant competitive disadvantage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The main disadvantages are that group instruction is sometimes costly and not always effective. Self-Hypnosis (1994)The better news is that good parenting can overcome early disadvantage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Vulnerable and insecure people are at a huge disadvantage in making informed choices. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No one should suffer an educational disadvantage on account of their wealth. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Having scale and deep pockets can be a big disadvantage in such circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Europe has a bad habit of putting its companies at a competitive disadvantage globally. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But grants under this section have one serious disadvantage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The main disadvantage of this method is the cost. Self-Hypnosis (1994)Now there is an answer that enables us to overcome this disadvantage. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The great disadvantage is its huge cost. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The main disadvantage is that the document is then harder to edit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Just as importantly he has a familiarity with regulatory thinking that could put peers at a distinct disadvantage. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The big disadvantage of having so many powerful coaches is that players have forgotten how to think for themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They may always suffer a pricing disadvantage because they cannot hope to enjoy the same sort of economies of scale. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They argue that this puts them at a competitive disadvantage and have been looking for ways to redress the balance. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The bears can no longer hunt their prey on foot and venturing into the ocean puts them at a distinct disadvantage. The Sun (2009)But they face serious disadvantages too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A requirement which worked to the comparative disadvantage of a person approaching compulsory retirement age was indirectly discriminatory on grounds of age. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'disadvantage'
Very Common. disadvantage is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'disadvantage'
British English: disadvantage /ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒ/ NOUN
A disadvantage is a part of a situation which causes problems.
Every job has its disadvantages.
- American English: disadvantage
- Arabic: عَيْب
- Brazilian Portuguese: desvantagem
- Chinese: 劣势
- Croatian: nedostatak
- Czech: nevýhoda
- Danish: ulempe
- Dutch: nadeel
- European Spanish: desventaja
- Finnish: haitta
- French: inconvénient
- German: Nachteil
- Greek: μειονέκτημα
- Italian: svantaggio
- Japanese: 不利
- Korean: 불리
- Norwegian: ulempe
- Polish: niekorzyść
- European Portuguese: desvantagem
- Romanian: dezavantaj
- Russian: недостаток
- Spanish: desventaja
- Swedish: nackdel
- Thai: ข้อเสีย
- Turkish: dezavantaj
- Ukrainian: недолік
- Vietnamese: sự bất lợi
Definition of disadvantage from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.