Advantageous Ad`van*ta"geous, a. [F. avantageux, fr. avantage.] Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful; profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position; trade is advantageous to a nation. [1913 Webster]

Advabtageous comparison with any other country. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

You see . . . of what use a good reputation is, and how swift and advantageous a harbinger it is, wherever one goes. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]

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