- advantageous (adj.) 1590s, formed in English from advantage, or else from Fr. avantageux (15c.), from avantage (see ADVANTAGE (Cf. advantage)). Related: Advantageously; advantageousness.
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advantageous — UK US /ˌædvənˈteɪdʒəs/ adjective ► something that is advantageous helps you or is useful to you: advantageous for sb »How can we make economic growth more advantageous for small communities? advantageous to/for sb »Pre selling is advantageous to… … Financial and business terms
Advantageous — Ad van*ta geous, a. [F. avantageux, fr. avantage.] Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position; trade is advantageous to a nation. [1913 Webster] Advabtageous comparison with any … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
advantageous — index ancillary (auxiliary), beneficial, constructive (creative), convenient, disposable, effective ( … Law dictionary
advantageous — beneficial, profitable Analogous words: *expedient, advisable: useful, utilitarian (see corresponding nouns at USE) Antonyms: disadvantageous Contrasted words: detrimental, deleterious (see PERNICIOUS): harmful, hurtful, injurious (see… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
advantageous — [adj] favorable auspicious, beneficial, expedient, for the best, fortunate, helpful, opportune, profitable, propitious, worthwhile; concepts 537,558,572 … New thesaurus
advantageous — [ad΄van tā′jəs, ad΄vəntā′jəs] adj. resulting in advantage; favorable; profitable advantageously adv … English World dictionary
advantageous — adj. 1) clearly advantageous 2) advantageous to (his decision was advantageous to us) 3) advantageous to + inf. (it would be advantageous to wait) * * * [ˌædvən teɪdʒəs] clearly advantageous advantageous to (his decision was advantageous to us)… … Combinatory dictionary
advantageous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ It may be advantageous to buy in bulk. ▪ Membership of the union could prove advantageous. ▪ become ▪ make sth … Collocations dictionary
advantageous — ad|van|ta|geous [ˌædvənˈteıdʒəs, ˌædvæn ] adj helpful and likely to make you successful ≠ ↑disadvantageous ▪ He was now in a more advantageous position. advantageous to ▪ terms advantageous to foreign companies >advantageously adv … Dictionary of contemporary English
advantageous — ad|van|ta|geous [ ,ædvən teıdʒəs ] adjective likely to make something or someone more successful: BENEFICIAL: It may be advantageous for new workers to receive prior training. advantageous to do something: Researchers may find it advantageous to… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English