shortcoming

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noun short·com·ing \ˈshȯrt-ˌkə-miŋ, ˌshȯrt-ˈkə-\

Definition of shortcoming

  1. :  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

  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.

15th Century

First Known Use of shortcoming

15th century


SHORTCOMING Defined for English Language Learners

shortcoming

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noun short·com·ing \ˈshȯrt-ˌkə-miŋ, ˌshȯrt-ˈkə-\

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


SHORTCOMING Defined for Kids

shortcoming

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noun short·com·ing \ˈshȯrt-ˌkə-miŋ\

Definition of shortcoming for Students

  1. :  fault 1 … her most serious shortcoming seemed to be a tendency to fall into daydreams in the middle of a task … — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables



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