What does drawback mean?

Definitions for drawbackˈdrɔˌbæk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word drawback.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawback(noun)

    the quality of being a hindrance

    "he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan"


  1. drawback(Noun)

    A disadvantage; something that detracts or takes away.

    Poor fuel economy is a common drawback among larger vehicles.

  2. drawback(Noun)

    A partial refund of an import fee, as when goods are re-exported from the country that collected the fee.

  3. Origin: draw + back

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drawback(noun)

    a loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature

  2. Drawback(noun)

    money paid back or remitted; especially, a certain amount of duties or customs, sometimes the whole, and sometimes only a part, remitted or paid back by the government, on the exportation of the commodities on which they were levied


  1. Drawback

    Drawback is the name of the fifth album by German band X Marks the Pedwalk. It was released by Zoth Ommog in Europe and Metropolis Records in North America, both in CD format.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drawback in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drawback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erica Strausssaid she:

    It’s a fantastic moisturizer, the only drawback is the smell.

  2. Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues:

    Mornings are wonderful! The only drawback is that they come at such an inconvenient time of day!

  3. Baruch Spinoza:

    Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.

  4. Sinan Ulgen:

    The drawback to this gambit for Erdogan is that if the AK Party ends up losing votes, we may start to see more open dissatisfaction about his influence.

  5. Kurt Russell:

    I didn't want to have a long name, Russell Estates or something. I didn't think trying to slap a name on a bottle that people might recognize was not only, to me, not necessarily a good thing, I thought it was a drawback, gogi is an old nickname of mine, so the brand is GoGi.

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