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shortcoming

noun

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a defect in character
  • a wife who never tires of listing her husband's perceived shortcomings

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The first known use of shortcoming was in the 15th century

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short-circuits

shortcoming

shortcomings

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“Shortcoming.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shortcoming. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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