Definition of Shortcoming

1. Noun. A failing or deficiency. "That interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"

Exact synonyms: Defect
Generic synonyms: Disadvantage



Definition of Shortcoming

1. n. The act of falling, or coming short

Definition of Shortcoming

1. Noun. deficiency ¹

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Definition of Shortcoming

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shortcoming

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shortcoming (current term)
shortcomings
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shortened
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shorteners

Literary usage of Shortcoming

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"... to approximate so closely to perfection that any shortcoming may be disregarded. In what is said above I refer, of course, to the refracting telescope, ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"... included under the management of the wealthy corporations of Calcutta and Bombay, with the inevitable result of apparent shortcoming in many details. ..."

3. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1875)
"While Descartes was rendering to the world the glorious service of instituting a complete system of positive philo- shortcoming sophy, the reformer, ..."

4. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1893)
"While Descartes was rendering to the world the glorious service of instituting a complete system of positive philo- shortcoming sophy, the reformer, ..."

5. Energy Consumption in Industry, 2000 by Iea (2001)
"The SSIS energy data programme overcomes this shortcoming by requiring all uses of fuels to be reported by the actual consuming industry. ..."

6. Recent Advances in Theistic Philosophy of Religion by James Lindsay (1897)
"It argued, too, a strange shortcoming in Kant that he dealt not with the a posteriori side of this argument which Descartes had emphasised. ..."

7. The Solicitors' Journal & Reporter (1871)
"... reported up to a period within a very few weeks of the issue, but allowing- a due period of grace, then is still a shortcoming in the volume before us. ..."

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