dis‧ad‧van‧tage1 [uncountable and countable]
big/major/serious/grave disadvantage advantages and disadvantages be at a disadvantage (=have a disadvantage) put/place somebody at a disadvantage the advantages/benefits outweigh the disadvantages (=there are more advantages than disadvantages ) social/economic/educational disadvantage (=a situation in which someone has a much lower social, economic, or educational level than other people)
The disadvantage of the material is that it fades in strong sunlight.
Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages .
Anyone who can't use a computer is at a disadvantage .
The new rules may put European farmers at a disadvantage.
The benefits of the system far outweigh the disadvantages.
Criminal behaviour can be linked to economic disadvantage.