/ 9dIsEd5vB:ntIdV; [email protected] -5vAn-; 9dIsEd`vAntIdV/ n
unfavourable condition; thing that tends to prevent sb succeeding, making progress, etc 不利条件; 阻碍成功﹑ 进步等的事物; 不便之处: The other candidate's main disadvantage is her age. 另一候选人的主要不利条件是她的年龄问题. * The lack of decent public transport is a great disadvantage. 没有适当的公共交通工具是很不方便的.
(idm 习语) put sb/be at a disadvantage put sb/be in an unfavourable position 置某人於[处於]不利境地: His inability to speak French puts him at a disadvantage. 他不会说法语, 这使他很吃亏. to sb's disadvantage (fml 文) damaging sb or his reputation; causing some loss to sb 对某人不利; 有损声誉; 使某人吃亏: rumours to his disadvantage, eg that discredit him 对他不利的谣言(如有损其名誉者) * It would be to your disadvantage to invest in the project, ie You might lose money. 你在这项工程上投资, 可能要吃亏.
> disadvantaged adj socially or economically deprived 社会地位低下的; 卑贱的; 贫困的; 贫贱的: More state help is needed for the disadvantaged sections of the community. 国家需要向社区的贫困阶层提供更多救济. the disadvantaged n [pl v] people who are disadvantaged 社会底层的人: appeals on behalf of the disadvantaged 为社会底层的人所作的呼吁.
disadvantageous / 9dIsAdvB:n5teIdVEs; [email protected] -vAn-; dIs9AdvAn`tedVEs/ adj ~ (to sb) causing a disadvantage不利的; 引起不方便的: in a disadvantageous position 处於不利的境地. disadvantageously adv.