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 in a sentence
Her lack of attention to detail is her biggest shortcoming.
The main shortcoming of this camera is that it uses up batteries quickly.
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Definition of shortcoming for English Language Learners
: a weakness in someone's character : a personal fault or failing
: a bad feature : a flaw or defect in something
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