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Dis`ad*van"tage (?; 48, 61), n. [Cf. F. désavantage.] 1. Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which hinders success, or causes loss or injury.
I was brought here under the disadvantage of being unknown by sight to any of you. Burke.
Abandoned by their great patron, the faction henceforward acted at disadvantage. Palfrey.
2. Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame, credit, profit, or other good.
They would throw a construction on his conduct, to his disadvantage before the public. Bancroft.
Syn. -- Detriment; injury; hurt; loss; damage.
Dis`ad*van"tage, v. t. [Cf. F. désavantager.] To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.