dis·ad·van·ta·geous /(ˌ)dɪsˌædˌvænˈteʤəs, vən-/
Dis·ad·van·ta·geous a. Attended with disadvantage; unfavorable to success or prosperity; inconvenient; prejudicial; -- opposed to advantageous; as, the situation of an army is disadvantageous for attack or defense.
Even in the disadvantageous position in which he had been placed, he gave clear indications of future excellence. --Prescott.
-- Dis*ad*van*ta*geous*ly, adv. -- Dis*ad*van*ta*geous*ness, n.
adj : constituting a disadvantage [syn: harmful] [ant: advantageous]