|1.||[ noun ] the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position|
|Related terms:||advantage liability loss limitation defect awkwardness penalty inexpedience inferiority unprofitableness drawback unfavorableness|
|2.||[ verb ] put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm|
"This rule clearly disadvantages me"
|Related terms:||advantage discriminate handicap prejudice disfavor|
|3.||[ verb ] put at a disadvantage|
|Synonyms:||hinder hamper handicap|
"The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements"
|Related terms:||bias shackle|