1. giving an advantage
; - Example: "a contract advantageous to our country"- Example: "socially advantageous to entertain often"
2. appropriate for achieving a particular end
; implies a lack of concern for fairness
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Advantageous \Ad`van*ta"geous\, a. [F. avantageux, fr.
Being of advantage; conferring advantage; gainful;
profitable; useful; beneficial; as, an advantageous position;
trade is advantageous to a nation.
Advabtageous comparison with any other country.
You see . . . of what use a good reputation is, and how
swift and advantageous a harbinger it is, wherever one
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: giving an advantage; "a contract advantageous to our
country"; "socially advantageous to entertain often"
2: appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of
concern for fairness
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
107 Moby Thesaurus words for "advantageous":
acceptable, advisable, agreeable, appropriate, auspicious,
banausic, becoming, befitting, beneficial, benevolent, bon, bonny,
brave, braw, breadwinning, bueno, capital, cogent, commendable,
commodious, conducive, congruous, contributory, convenient, decent,
desirable, elegant, employable, estimable, excellent, expedient,
fair, famous, fat, favorable, favoring, feasible, felicitous, fine,
fit, fitten, fitting, fructuous, functional, gainful, good,
good for, goodly, grand, happy, healthy, helpful, in the black,
instrumental, kind, laudable, likely, lucrative, meet, moneymaking,
nice, noble, of general utility, of help, of service, of use,
opportune, paying, pleasant, pleasing, politic, practical,
pragmatical, productive, profitable, proper, propitious,
recommendable, regal, remedial, remunerative, right, royal,
salutary, satisfactory, satisfying, seasonable, seemly,
serviceable, skillful, sortable, sound, splendid, suitable, timely,
to be desired, toward, useful, utilitarian, valid, valuable,
very good, virtuous, well-paying, well-timed, wise, worthwhile