Definition of 'shortcoming'

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Her critics thought that reliance on her good looks had led her to neglect her technical shortcomings. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Recording exposes all your shortcomings as a singer as well as your virtues. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The book and its shortcomings remain my responsibility alone. Yearley, Steven Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)There were shortcomings to address but the potential was rich. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Suits in particular will highlight our shortcomings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Clearly his certain defensive shortcomings have left his chin more exposed than it needed to be. The Sun (2013)There is time to address these shortcomings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And also highlight any shortcomings in the property. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Another game in which his ability to get forward was undermined by his defensive shortcomings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But she said that work was needed to address hygiene shortcomings. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was also one that highlighted the shortcomings of a club who settle for moral victories over silverware. The Sun (2015)The snapshot suggests that students are experiencing serious shortcomings in their teaching months before tuition fees are about to treble. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The argument for a fiscal stimulus in Britain always suffered from serious shortcomings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But from what we know so far, they suffer from two serious shortcomings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Surely, some engagement with the obvious shortcomings of the book might be reasonably expected from your reviewer? The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Now they have 14 days to bring in some quality new players and address some major shortcomings in that squad. The Sun (2013)This is a beautifully produced and ambitious volume, but one which contains some serious shortcomings in a number of sections. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)They didn't, and his shortcomings were starkly exposed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Despite the book 's shortcomings, all is not lost. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That Arsenal's shortcomings are being exposed by their bitter rivals will only increase the frustrations of a febrile fanbase. Times, Sunday Times (2012)FABIO: Better going forward but his defensive shortcomings were cruelly exposed. The Sun (2013)

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Translations for 'shortcoming'

British English: shortcoming /ˈʃɔːtˌkʌmɪŋ/ NOUN
The shortcomings of a person or thing are their faults or weaknesses.
I am aware of my own shortcomings.
  • American English: shortcoming
  • Arabic: عَيْب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: falha
  • Chinese: 缺点
  • Croatian: nedostatak
  • Czech: nedostatek chyba
  • Danish: mangel
  • Dutch: tekortkoming
  • European Spanish: defecto
  • Finnish: vika puute
  • French: défaut
  • German: Unzulänglichkeit
  • Greek: μειονέκτημα
  • Italian: difetto
  • Japanese: 欠点
  • Korean: 단점
  • Norwegian: mangel
  • Polish: wada niedociągnięcie
  • European Portuguese: deficiência
  • Romanian: defect
  • Russian: недостаток
  • Spanish: defecto
  • Swedish: ofullkomlighet
  • Thai: ข้อบกพร่อง
  • Turkish: eksiklik
  • Ukrainian: недолік
  • Vietnamese: khiếm khuyết


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