What are disadvantages? An unfavorable circumstance or condition that reduces the chances of success or effectiveness. Put in an unfavorable position in relation to someone or something else.
A drawback, weakness. “The baseball team was at a disadvantage in today’s game because two of their best players injured and could not play.” “Before deciding upon a course of action, you must first figure out all of the potential disadvantages, and then decide if it is worth moving forward.” Opposite of advantage.