shortcoming


short·com·ing

noun \ˈshrt-ˌkə-miŋ, ˌshrt-ˈ\

: a weakness in someone's character : a personal fault or failing

: a bad feature : a flaw or defect in something

Full Definition of SHORTCOMING

:  an imperfection or lack that detracts from the whole; also :  the quality or state of being flawed or lacking

Examples of SHORTCOMING

  1. Her lack of attention to detail is her biggest shortcoming.
  2. The main shortcoming of this camera is that it uses up batteries quickly.

First Known Use of SHORTCOMING

15th century

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