advantageous

The adjective advantageous is useful for talking about things that are beneficial, or helpful, like when you find an advantageous spot to hang your yard sale sign — a spot where all the passing cars can see it.

Anything that creates an advantage is advantageous. You could describe your decision to throw a huge party as advantageous for your social life, or the cooking class you took as advantageous to the success of your catering business. If it helps you get what you want, or is generally useful, it's advantageous. The root is the Old French word avantage, which means "advantage, profit, or superiority." Anything that assists in your pursuit of these things is advantageous to you.

Definitions of advantageous
  1. adjective
    giving an advantage
    “a contract advantageous to our country”
    “socially advantageous to entertain often”
    Synonyms:
    beneficial, good
    promoting or enhancing well-being
    plus, positive
    involving advantage or good
    discriminatory, preferential
    manifesting partiality
    expedient
    serving to promote your interest
    opportune
    suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose
    profitable
    yielding material gain or profit
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    Antonyms:
    disadvantageous
    constituting a disadvantage
    minus, negative
    involving disadvantage or harm
    inexpedient
    not suitable or advisable
    harmful
    causing or capable of causing harm
    inopportune
    not opportune
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  2. adjective
    appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
    Synonyms:
    expedient
    serving to promote your interest
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