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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 proceeded with all possible expedition until we came within fifteen miles of where Boonsborough now stands, and where we were fired upon by a party of Indians that killed two, and wounded two of our number; yet, although surprised and taken at a disadvantage, we stood our ground.
The language of this country being always upon the flux, the STRULDBRUGS of one age do not understand those of another; neither are they able, after two hundred years, to hold any conversation (farther than by a few general words) with their neighbours the mortals; and thus they lie under the disadvantage of living like foreigners in their own country.
She no doubt sincerely believed herself to have been injured by the decision; and States, like individuals, acquiesce with great reluctance in determinations to their disadvantage.
But, as I shall soon shew, this custom, though it has the advantage of safety, is not without its disadvantages.
In truth I must acknowledge that, with all the disadvantages of this humble parsonage, I should not think anyone abiding in it an object of compassion, while they are sharers of our intimacy at Rosings.
Under these disadvantages, the old loyalist's story required more revision to render it fit for the public eye than those of the series which have preceded it; nor should it be concealed that the sentiment and tone of the affair may have undergone some slight, or perchance more than slight, metamorphosis, in its transmission to the reader through the medium of a thorough-going democrat.
Such conversational talents as these, we know, will overcome disadvantages of complexion; and young Towers, whose cheeks were of the finest pink, set off by a fringe of dark whisker, was quite eclipsed by the presence of the sallow Mr.
For instance, Sobriety is a very good thing, when practised in moderation: but even Sobriety, when carried to an extreme, has its disadvantages.
As I extended my wanderings in the valley and grew more familiar with the habits of its inmates, I was fain to confess that, despite the disadvantages of his condition, the Polynesian savage, surrounded by all the luxurious provisions of nature, enjoyed an infinitely happier, though certainly a less intellectual existence than the self-complacent European.
Yes, we must suppose the faults of the niece to have been those of the aunt; and it makes one more sensible of the disadvantages she has been under.
On seeing this, the inquisitive youths manifested with rustic freedom their contempt for such paltry sport, and, after a dissertation among themselves upon the disadvantages of hawking, they returned to their occupations; one only of the curious party, a stout, stubby, cheerful lad, having demanded how it was that Monsieur, who, from his great revenues, had it in his power to amuse himself so much better, could be satisfied with such mean diversions.
How, in all the peculiar disadvantages of their respective situations, would he ever learn of her real sentiments?