Definitions for shortcomingˈʃɔrtˌkʌm ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

short•com•ingˈʃɔrtˌkʌm ɪŋ(n.)

  1. a failure, defect, or deficiency in conduct, condition, thought, ability, etc.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defect, shortcoming(noun)

    a failing or deficiency

    "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shortcoming(noun)ˈʃɔrtˌkʌm ɪŋ

    a failing or fault

    A lack of tolerance is one of her shortcomings.; a plan with few shortcomings


  1. shortcoming(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Shortcoming(noun)

    the act of falling, or coming short

  2. Shortcoming(noun)

    the failure of a crop, or the like

  3. Shortcoming(noun)

    neglect of, or failure in, performance of duty

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a fault.

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