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
Synonyms: disfavour disfavor

"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
Similar spelling:   disadvantaged