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disadvantage

noun adverse circumstance, block, blockade, blockage, burden, check, curb, defect, deficiency, detainment, determent, deterrence, deterrent, detriment, difficulty, disability, disablement, discouragement, drawback, embarrassment, encumbrance, failing, fault, frailty, hamper, handicap, harm, hindrance, holdback, impediment, imperfection, imposition, inadequacy, inaptitude, incommodum, inconvenience, inexpedience, inferiority, infirmity, injury, insalubriousness, insufficiency, lack, liability, limitation, loss, nuisance, objection, obstacle, obstruction, penalty, prejudice, prevention, repression, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardment, setback, shortcoming, stifling, stumbling block, suppression, taint, unfavorable circumstance, weak point, weakness
Foreign phrases: Cujus est commodum ejus debet esse innommodum.He who receives a benefit should also bear the disadvantage.

disadvantage

verb astrict, baffle, balk, bridle, burren, cause problems, check, circumscribe, constrain, cramp, cumber, curb, damage, deprive of advantage, discommode, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, handicap, harm, hinder, hold back, hold in check, impair, impede, impedite, incommode, incommodum, inhibit, injure, interfere with, limit, muzzle, obstruct, overburden, overload, prejudice, put out, rein, restrict, retard, saddle, shackle, stall, stymie, suppress, thwart, trammel, weaken, weigh down
See also: burden, damper, detriment, discommode, drawback, encumber, encumbrance, expense, fetter, handicap, harm, hinder, hindrance, impairment, inconvenience, incumbrance, inexpedience, injure, injury, liability, misfortune, penalty, prejudice, sacrifice
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We present results at both a national and small area level, drawing on a range of data sources and multiple measures of advantage and disadvantage.
These results did not support the hypothesis that the home-team disadvantage occurs in hockey.
The attitude towards breastfeeding in this study was measured prenatally by two different scales 'pros' and 'cons' which contained questions about the perceived advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding.
South Lanarkshire is the area with the highest inequality as the percentage of families with either four or more disadvantages (seven per cent) or none (58 per cent) are both higher than the national average.
The word handicap was eventually extended to other contests, and also came to mean the advantage or disadvantage given to a contestant.
Role model effects (or lack of them), exposure to crime and 'cultures' of disadvantage, can all create substantial barriers to personal development.
Almost one-third of the black children lived in areas of concentrated disadvantage in 1995, compared with virtually no white or Hispanic children.
Hence, describing the country on the whole as poor does not address the question of relative disadvantage within countries, which is a problem in wealthy and poor countries alike.
Disadvantages of the VFD systems have traditionally been the cost and size of the VFDs themselves.
There are several options, each with advantages and disadvantages.
This eliminates actuarial expenses to calculate yearly contributions; such expense is a major disadvantage of defined benefit plans.