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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-van-tijd, -vahn-]
    • /ædˈvæn tɪdʒd, -ˈvɑn-/
    • /əd.ˈvɑːn.tɪdʒd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-van-tijd, -vahn-]
    • /ædˈvæn tɪdʒd, -ˈvɑn-/

Definitions of advantaged word

  • adjective advantaged A person or place that is advantaged is in a better social or financial position than other people or places. 3
  • adjective advantaged in a superior social or economic position 3
  • adjective advantaged having greater resources or better skills, education, facilities, etc.: She is more advantaged than her cousin. 1
  • adjective advantaged having sufficient or abundant income, natural resources, etc.; affluent: the advantaged nations. 1
  • noun advantaged any state, circumstance, opportunity, or means specially favorable to success, interest, or any desired end: the advantage of a good education. 1
  • noun advantaged benefit; gain; profit: It will be to his advantage to learn Chinese before going to China. 1

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Origin of advantaged

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605; advantage + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Advantaged


advantaged popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

advantaged usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for advantaged

adj advantaged

  • recommended — to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably: to recommend an applicant for a job; to recommend a book.
  • selected — to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.
  • preferred — to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken.
  • chosen — Chosen is the past participle of choose.
  • pet — a fit of peevishness, sulking, or bad mood.

verb advantaged

  • satisfy — to fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); give full contentment to: The hearty meal satisfied him.
  • account — If you have an account with a bank or a similar organization, you have an arrangement to leave your money there and take some out when you need it.
  • advantage — An advantage is something that puts you in a better position than other people.
  • profit — Often, profits. pecuniary gain resulting from the employment of capital in any transaction. Compare gross profit, net profit. the ratio of such pecuniary gain to the amount of capital invested. returns, proceeds, or revenue, as from property or investments.
  • suffice — to be enough or adequate, as for needs, purposes, etc.

adjective advantaged

  • fortunate — having good fortune; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky: a fortunate young actor who got the lead in the play.
  • honoured — to hold in honor or high respect; revere: to honor one's parents.
  • popular — regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.

Antonyms for advantaged

adj advantaged

  • unpopular — not popular; disliked or ignored by the public or by persons generally.
  • disfavored — unfavorable regard; displeasure; disesteem; dislike: The prime minister incurred the king's disfavor.
  • disadvantageous — characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.
  • underprivileged — denied the enjoyment of the normal privileges or rights of a society because of low economic and social status.
  • prevented — to keep from occurring; avert; hinder: He intervened to prevent bloodshed.

verb advantaged

  • dissatisfy — to cause to be displeased, especially by failing to provide something expected or desired.
  • fail — to fall short of success or achievement in something expected, attempted, desired, or approved: The experiment failed because of poor planning.
  • take — to get into one's hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write.
  • miss — to fail to hit or strike: to miss a target.
  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.

adjective advantaged

  • disadvantaged — lacking the normal or usual necessities and comforts of life, as proper housing, educational opportunities, job security, adequate medical care, etc.: The government extends help to disadvantaged minorities.

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