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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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DC motors also have their limitations and disadvantages. For instance, DC motors require motor brush maintenance and they are not available to power super-sized shredders.
Jonathan Ewen, director of Barnardo's North East, said: "The cycle of disadvantage that haunts these children as they grow up shows no sign of being broken as they enter adulthood.
Another disadvantage has been the complexity of the drives themselves.
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But, before making the switch, the owners of private companies currently operating as C corporations should consult with their advisors to determine whether they are eligible for a small business corporation election--and, if so, whether the tax benefits would outweigh any disadvantages.
There are several options, each with advantages and disadvantages.
This item discusses how these plans work, who they benefit, and their advantages, disadvantages and potential abuses.
It will also seek to tackle social and economic disadvantages suffered by areas arising from the existence of a border.
In the global pulp market, traditional mixed hardwood and softwood pulps are now competing with single-species pulps such as eucalyptus and acacia, magazine asked several pulping experts for their thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of single-species pulps compared with traditional mixed pulps.
All four of these alternatives have advantages and disadvantages.
Systemic therapy has the advantage of low rates of ototoxicity, but the clear disadvantages of decreased efficacy and often the need for parenteral administration in a hospital setting.