What is the opposite of advantage?

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Noun
Opposite of a favourable or desirable feature
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“When the humor is flat and repetitious, the absence of a credible storyline becomes a major drawback.”
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Opposite of a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position
“We have given ourselves a major disadvantage to making the finals after a string of crucial losses.”
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Opposite of a benefit in comparison to other available options
“The downside is that a complete process model can take a lot of time to construct, and the data may not exist.”
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Opposite of one's own self-interest
“The King was warned not to proceed with war, but he ignored the advice to his detriment.”
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Opposite of the benefit, importance or (useful) effect of something
“The insignificance of relaxation to stress relief is a myth. It is, in fact, crucial.”
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Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
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Opposite of the object or goal of something
“Warnings on cigarette packets serve as a deterrent to would-be smokers.”
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Opposite of a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class
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Opposite of a dominant position in a competitive environment
“As we have only just started this company, we literally have the last place in our market right now.”
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Opposite of a moral or legal entitlement to have or do something
“The government's prohibition of chewing gum greatly angered the nation's citizens.”
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Opposite of advantageous position
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Opposite of a thing of value given to recognize a particular deed
“His case will be heard by a three-member disciplinary commission, which will judge the case and assess the penalty.”
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Opposite of the balance of advantage; superiority in strength, power, or resources
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Opposite of favour shown to one person or thing over another or others
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Opposite of out of consideration for or in order to help or please someone
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Opposite of the quality or condition of being important
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Opposite of the state of being practicable
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Opposite of an opportunity to achieve something
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Opposite of a rich mine or vein of silver or gold
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Opposite of largest portion
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Opposite of the uncertain course of events
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Opposite of the result or reward of work or activity
Verb
Opposite of to provide with something useful or desirable
“As someone who suffers from autism, I know all too well how much it will hamper her ability to socialize with others.”
Verb
Opposite of to be beneficial to
“If we rush this decision now, it will hurt our reputation in the long term.”
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Opposite of to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods.”
Verb
Opposite of help or benefit
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