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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vuh n-tey-juh s]
    • /ˌæd vənˈteɪ dʒəs/
    • /ˌæd.vænˈteɪ.dʒəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vuh n-tey-juh s]
    • /ˌæd vənˈteɪ dʒəs/

Definitions of advantageous word

  • adjective advantageous If something is advantageous to you, it is likely to benefit you. 3
  • adjective advantageous producing advantage 3
  • adjective advantageous resulting in advantage; favorable; profitable 3
  • adjective advantageous providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial: an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty. 1
  • noun advantageous Involving or creating favorable circumstances that increase the chances of success or effectiveness; beneficial. 1
  • adjective advantageous beneficial 1

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Origin of advantageous

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; advantage + -ous; compare French avantageux, Italian avantaggioso

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Parts of speech for Advantageous


advantageous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for advantageous

adj advantageous

  • profitable — yielding profit; remunerative: a profitable deal.
  • beneficial — Something that is beneficial helps people or improves their lives.
  • helpful — giving or rendering aid or assistance; of service: Your comments were very helpful.
  • fortunate — having good fortune; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky: a fortunate young actor who got the lead in the play.
  • auspicious — Something that is auspicious indicates that success is likely.

adverb advantageous

  • right — in accordance with what is good, proper, or just: right conduct.
  • to advantage — any state, circumstance, opportunity, or means specially favorable to success, interest, or any desired end: the advantage of a good education.

adjective advantageous

  • useful — being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous, helpful, or of good effect: a useful member of society.
  • valuable — having considerable monetary worth; costing or bringing a high price: a valuable painting; a valuable crop.
  • gainful — profitable; lucrative: gainful employment.
  • strategic — pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of strategy: strategic movements.
  • favorable — characterized by approval or support; positive: a favorable report.

Antonyms for advantageous

adj advantageous

  • disadvantageous — characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.
  • harmful — causing or capable of causing harm; injurious: a harmful idea; a harmful habit.
  • unfortunate — suffering from bad luck: an unfortunate person.
  • worthless — without worth; of no use, importance, or value; good-for-nothing: a worthless person; a worthless contract.
  • unlucky — (of a person) not lucky; lacking good fortune; ill-fated.

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