Etymology
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advantageous (adj.)

1590s, "furnishing advantages," formed in English from advantage + -ous, modeled on French avantageux (15c.). Related: Advantageously; advantageousness.

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Definitions of advantageous

advantageous (adj.)
giving an advantage;
socially advantageous to entertain often
a contract advantageous to our country
Synonyms: favorable / favourable
advantageous (adj.)
appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness;
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