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draw·back

 (drô′băk′)
n.
1. A disadvantage or inconvenience. See Synonyms at disadvantage.
2. A refund or remittance, such as a discount on duties or taxes for goods destined for reexport.

drawback

(ˈdrɔːˌbæk)
n
1. a disadvantage or hindrance
2. (Commerce) a refund of customs or excise duty paid on goods that are being exported or used in the production of manufactured exports
vb
3. to retreat; move backwards
4. to turn aside from an undertaking

draw•back

(ˈdrɔˌbæk)

n.
1. an undesirable or objectionable feature; disadvantage.
2. a refund of tariff or other tax, as when imported goods are exported anew.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drawback - the quality of being a hindrance; "he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan"
disadvantage - the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
catch, gimmick - a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident; "it sounds good but what's the catch?"

drawback

drawback

noun
An unfavorable condition, circumstance, or characteristic:
Translations
خَلَلسَيِّئَه، نَقْص
nedostateknevýhoda
ulempeminus
haitta
nedostatak
galli, ókostur
欠点
단점
nackdel
ข้อเสียเปรียบ
mặt hạn chế

drawback

[ˈdrɔːbæk] Ninconveniente m, desventaja f

drawback

[ˈdrɔːbæk] ninconvénient m

drawback

nNachteil m

drawback

[ˈdrɔːˌbæk] ninconveniente m, svantaggio

draw

(droː) past tense drew (druː) : past participle drawn verb
1. to make a picture or pictures (of), usually with a pencil, crayons etc. During his stay in hospital he drew a great deal; Shall I draw a cow?
2. to pull along, out or towards oneself. She drew the child towards her; He drew a gun suddenly and fired; All water had to be drawn from a well; The cart was drawn by a pony.
3. to move (towards or away from someone or something). The car drew away from the kerb; Christmas is drawing closer.
4. to play (a game) in which neither side wins. The match was drawn / We drew at 1–1.
5. to obtain (money) from a fund, bank etc. to draw a pension / an allowance.
6. to open or close (curtains).
7. to attract. She was trying to draw my attention to something.
noun
1. a drawn game. The match ended in a draw.
2. an attraction. The acrobats' act should be a real draw.
3. the selecting of winning tickets in a raffle, lottery etc. a prize draw.
4. an act of drawing, especially a gun. He's quick on the draw.
ˈdrawing noun
(the art of making) a picture made with a pencil, crayon etc. the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci; I am no good at drawing.
drawn adjective
1. (of curtains) pulled together or closed. The curtains were drawn, although it was still daylight.
2. (of a game etc) neither won nor lost. a drawn match.
3. (of a blade etc) pulled out of its sheath. a drawn sword.
4. (of a person) strained and tired. His face was pale and drawn.
ˈdrawback noun
a disadvantage. There are several drawbacks to his plan.
ˈdrawbridge noun
a bridge (at the entrance to a castle) which can be pulled up or let down.
ˈdrawing-pin noun
(American ˈthumbtack) a pin with a broad, flat head used for fastening paper to a board etc.
ˈdrawstring noun
a cord threaded through the top of a bag etc for closing it.
draw a blank
to be unsuccessful in a search, inquiry etc.
draw a conclusion from
to come to a conclusion after thinking about (what one has learned). Don't draw any hasty conclusions from what I've said!
draw in
(of a car etc) to come to a halt at the side of the road.
draw the line
to fix a limit especially for what one is prepared to do.
draw/cast lots
to decide who is to do etc something by drawing names out of a box etc. Five of us drew lots for the two pop-concert tickets.
draw off
to pour out (liquid) from a large container. The barman drew off a pint of beer.
draw on
to use (money, strength, memory etc) as a source. I'll have to draw on my savings.
draw on
1. to pull on. He drew on his gloves.
2. to come nearer. Night drew on.
draw out
1. to take (money) from a bank. I drew out $40 yesterday.
2. to make longer. We drew out the journey as much as we could but we still arrived early.
3. (of a car etc) to move into the middle of the road from the side.
draw up
1. (of a car etc) to stop. We drew up outside their house.
2. to arrange in an acceptable form or order. They drew up the soldiers in line; The solicitor drew up a contract for them to sign.
3. to move closer. Draw up a chair!
4. to extend (oneself) into an upright position. He drew himself up to his full height.
long drawn out
going on for a long time. The meeting was long drawn out; a long-drawn-out meeting/scream.

drawback

خَلَل nevýhoda ulempe Nachteil μειονέκτημα inconveniente haitta inconvénient nedostatak svantaggio 欠点 단점 nadeel ulempe wada desvantagem недостаток nackdel ข้อเสียเปรียบ engel mặt hạn chế 缺点
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My lady," as her friends called her, sincerely desired to be a genuine lady, and was so at heart, but had yet to learn that money cannot buy refinement of nature, that rank does not always confer nobility, and that true breeding makes itself felt in spite of external drawbacks.
But before going further, it is important to mention here, that though the harpoon may be pitchpoled in the same way with the lance, yet it is seldom done; and when done, is still less frequently successful, on account of the greater weight and inferior length of the harpoon as compared with the lance, which in effect become serious drawbacks.
But, with all these allowances and drawbacks, I can tell you one thing, Noel.
These, however, were small drawbacks, and easily forgotten when the cloth was cleared, and the dessert put on the table; at which period of the entertainment the handy young man was discovered to be speechless.
it is one of the many drawbacks of experience that it frequently prevents our behaving with spirit.
The last three, which Agatha liked, helped to make the contrast between Alton and London tolerable to her, but they had their drawbacks, for good partners at the dances, and good performances at the spiritless opera and concerts, were disappointingly scarce.
Theoretically, this doctrine is unquestionable; but it has practical drawbacks.
I have received a great deal of politeness--some of it really most pressing, and I have experienced no drawbacks whatever.
He was slightly dishevelled at the moment, and his hair stood up in a disordered mop; but in spite of these drawbacks, he was quite passably good-looking.
Apart from debts and duns and all such drawbacks, I am not fit even for this employment.
You fix iron hoops up over the boat, and stretch a huge canvas over them, and fasten it down all round, from stem to stern, and it converts the boat into a sort of little house, and it is beautifully cosy, though a trifle stuffy; but there, everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.
Her descent from one of these gods was no surprise to her, but matter for satisfaction, until, as the years wore on, the privileges of her lot were taken for granted, and certain drawbacks made themselves very manifest.