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Definitions for shortcoming
ˈʃɔrtˌkʌm ɪŋshort·com·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defect, shortcomingnoun

    a failing or deficiency

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

Wiktionary

  1. shortcomingnoun

    deficiency

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shortcomingnoun

    the act of falling, or coming short

  2. Shortcomingnoun

    the failure of a crop, or the like

  3. Shortcomingnoun

    neglect of, or failure in, performance of duty

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortcoming in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortcoming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of shortcoming in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Andrew Stanton:

    She was apologizing still for her shortcoming that she thought she had for her short-term memory loss and she could easily forget Marlin and Nemo and not find them again. I felt that she was completely unresolved, finding Nemo.

  3. 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.

  4. Steven Stack:

    Had we just projected realistic quantities, the public wouldn't have seen this as a shortcoming -- we would have recognized it for the incredible accomplishment it was to have even this much vaccine this fast.

  5. 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.

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