providing an ; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial:
an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.
Contemporary Examples

Nor is it advantageous to wash firm fruits with soap and water.
Is Your Food Really Organic? Mary Goodbody August 10, 2009

Evolutionary psychology has puzzled over the question of what is it about crying that would have been advantageous for survival.
Why Women’s Tears Turn Off Men Casey Schwartz January 5, 2011

It could be rolled out whenever it would be most advantageous to the Romney team.
New York Congressman Peter King: Romney Never Acted on Endorsement Offer Howard Kurtz April 24, 2012

This means the favored candidate gets an advantageous spot on the ballot and a distinct electoral advantage in that county.
New Jersey Democrat’s Epic Freakout Olivia Nuzzi May 14, 2014

Teams may put more than one racer on the road at a time if they feel it will be advantageous.
Pippa Middleton To Cycle Across America … Starting Tomorrow Tom Sykes June 12, 2014

Historical Examples

Business men recognize its tremendous possibilities and advantageous help in saving time and abridging distance.
The American Postal Service Louis Melius

It will readily be seen how advantageous these proprietary rights must have been to the wife.
The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley

The bassoons play readily with the violoncellos, their united tone being often advantageous for effect.
Scientific American Supplement No. 819 Various

But its situation is most charming from its beauty, and most advantageous for trade.
Six Letters From the Colonies Robert Seaton

In its own nature it is just as advantageous as any other, though, perhaps, somewhat more liable to be abused.
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Adam Smith

producing advantage

1590s, formed in English from advantage, or else from French avantageux (15c.), from avantage (see advantage). Related: Advantageously; advantageousness.


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