drawback

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noun draw·back \ˈdrȯ-ˌbak\

Definition of drawback

  1. 1 :  a refund of duties especially on an imported product subsequently exported or used to produce a product for export

  2. 2 :  an objectionable feature :  disadvantage The plan's only drawback is its cost.

Examples of drawback in a sentence

  1. The trip sounds great, but cost is a major drawback.

  2. this plan has only one drawback: it's unworkable

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First Known Use of drawback

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DRAWBACK Defined for English Language Learners

drawback

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noun draw·back \ˈdrȯ-ˌbak\

Definition of drawback for English Language Learners

  • : something that causes problems


DRAWBACK Defined for Kids

drawback

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noun draw·back \ˈdrȯ-ˌbak\

Definition of drawback for Students

  1. :  an unwanted feature or characteristic My only drawback is that I look something like a mouse. — E. B. White, Stuart Little



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