: an imperfection or lack that detracts from the whole; also : the quality or state of being flawed or lacking
Examples of SHORTCOMING
- Her lack of attention to detail is her biggest shortcoming.
- The main shortcoming of this camera is that it uses up batteries quickly.
First Known Use of SHORTCOMING
Related to SHORTCOMING
- demerit, dereliction, failing, foible, frailty, fault, sin, vice, want, weakness
- merit, virtue
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