Definitions for shortcomingˈʃɔrtˌkʌm ɪŋ

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. shortcoming(Noun)

    deficiency

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. White House:

    There are necessarily some shortcoming to that approach, that is why... the president's commitment to keeping guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them continues to be a priority of Scott Wilson federal legislative strategy.

  2. Theodore Roosevelt:

    It is not the critic that counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or the doer of deeds could have them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the Arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming but he who does actually strive to do the deed who knows the great devotion who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat.

  3. Brian Quintana:

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.


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