advantageous etymology

English word advantageous comes from English -ous, English advantage

Detailed word origin of advantageous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
advantage English (eng) (countable) Any condition, circumstance, opportunity or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.. (countable, uncountable) Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit. (obsolete) Superiority; mastery; — used with of to specify its nature or with over to specify the other party.. (soccer) The continuation of the game after a foul against the [...]
advantageous English (eng) Being of advantage, beneficial.

Words with the same origin as advantageous

Descendants of -ous
analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous incestuous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous monotonous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous sensuous simultaneous spontaneous squeamish synonymous thunderous
Descendants of advantage