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short·com·ing

 (shôrt′kŭm′ĭng)
n.
A deficiency; a flaw.

shortcoming

(ˈʃɔːtˌkʌmɪŋ)
n
a failing, defect, or deficiency

short•com•ing

(ˈʃɔrtˌkʌm ɪŋ)

n.
a failure, defect, or deficiency in conduct, condition, thought, ability, etc.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shortcoming - a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
disadvantage - the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

shortcoming

noun failing, fault, weakness, defect, flaw, drawback, imperfection, frailty, foible, weak point His book has its shortcomings.

shortcoming

noun
2. Something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure:
3. An imperfection of character:
Translations
عَيْبعَيْب، نُقْطَة ضَعْف
chybanedostatekvada
mangel
vika
nedostatak
galli
欠点
단점
ofullkomlighet
ข้อบกพร่อง
khiếm khuyết

shortcoming

[ˈʃɔːrtkʌmɪŋ] ndéfaut mshortcrust pastry [ˌʃɔːrtkrʌstˈpeɪstri] n (British)pâte f briséeshort cut short-cut, shortcut [ˈʃɔːrtkʌt] n
(to get somewhere)raccourci m
I took a short cut → J'ai pris un raccourci.
We took a short cut across the fields
BUT Nous avons coupé à travers champs.
(to achieve something)moyen m rapide
a short cut to getting sth, a short cut to sth → un moyen rapide d'obtenir qch
(COMPUTING) (= icon) → raccourci m (= keystroke) → raccourci m

shortcoming

[ˌʃɔːtˈkʌmɪŋ] ndifetto

short

(ʃoːt) adjective
1. not long. You look nice with your hair short; Do you think my dress is too short?
2. not tall; smaller than usual. a short man.
3. not lasting long; brief. a short film; in a very short time; I've a very short memory for details.
4. not as much as it should be. When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short.
5. (with of) not having enough (money etc). Most of us are short of money these days.
6. (of pastry) made so that it is crisp and crumbles easily.
adverb
1. suddenly; abruptly. He stopped short when he saw me.
2. not as far as intended. The shot fell short.
ˈshortness noun
ˈshortage (-tidʒ) noun
a lack; the state of not having enough. a shortage of water.
ˈshorten verb
to make or become shorter. The dress is too long – we'll have to shorten it.
ˈshortening noun
(especially American) the fat used for making pastry.
ˈshortly adverb
soon. He will be here shortly; Shortly after that, the police arrived.
shorts noun plural
short trousers for men or women.
ˈshortbread noun
a kind of crisp, crumbling biscuit.
ˌshort-ˈchange verb
to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change.
short circuit the missing out by an electric current of a part of an electrical circuit (verb ˌshort-ˈcircuit)
ˈshortcoming noun
a fault.
ˈshortcut noun
a quicker way between two places. I'm in a hurry – I'll take a shortcut across the field.
ˈshorthand noun
a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds.
ˌshort-ˈhanded adjective
having fewer workers than are necessary or usual.
ˈshort-list noun
a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.
verb
to put on a short-list. We've short-listed three of the twenty applicants.
ˌshort-ˈlived (-ˈlivd) , ((American) -ˈlaivd) adjective
living or lasting only for a short time. short-lived insects; short-lived enthusiasm.
ˌshort-ˈrange adjective
1. not reaching a long distance. short-range missiles.
2. not covering a long time. a short-range weather forecast.
ˌshort-ˈsighted adjective
seeing clearly only things that are near. I don't recognize people at a distance because I'm short-sighted.
ˌshort-ˈsightedly adverb
ˌshort-ˈsightedness noun
ˌshort-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry. My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.
ˌshort-ˈterm adjective
1. concerned only with the near future. short-term plans.
2. lasting only a short time. a short-term loan.
by a short head
by a very small amount. to win by a short head.
for short
as an abbreviation. His name is Victor, but we call him Vic for short.
go short
to cause oneself not to have enough of something. Save this carton for tomorrow, or else we'll go short (of milk).
in short
in a few words.
in short supply
not available in sufficient quantity. Fresh vegetables are in short supply.
make short work of
to dispose of very quickly. The children made short work of the ice-cream.
run short
1. (of a supply) to become insufficient. Our money is running short.
2. (with of) not to have enough. We're running short of money.
short and sweet
His reply was short and sweet: `Get out!' he shouted.
short for
an abbreviation of. `Phone' is short for `telephone'; What is `Ltd.' short for?
short of
not as far as or as much as. Our total came to just short of $1,000; We stopped five miles short of London.

shortcoming

عَيْب nedostatek mangel Unzulänglichkeit μειονέκτημα defecto vika défaut nedostatak difetto 欠点 단점 tekortkoming mangel wada deficiência, falha недостаток ofullkomlighet ข้อบกพร่อง eksiklik khiếm khuyết 缺点
References in classic literature ?
You're not eating anything," said Marilla sharply, eying her as if it were a serious shortcoming.
But, as Uncle Alec's experiment was intended to amuse the young folks, rather than suggest educational improvements for the consideration of the elders, she trusts that these shortcomings will be overlooked by the friends of the Eight Cousins, and she will try to make amends in a second volume, which shall attempt to show The Rose in Bloom.
As a citizen, I may confess--I confess it freely--I have been guilty of certain shortcomings; yet those shortcomings have been combined with certain virtues.
AS a preface is the only place where an author can with propriety explain a purpose or apologize for shortcomings, I venture to avail myself of the privilege to make a statement for the benefit of my readers.
In very many published narratives no little degree of attention is bestowed upon dates; but as the author lost all knowledge of the days of the week, during the occurrence of the scenes herein related, he hopes that the reader will charitably pass over his shortcomings in this particular.
His mother used to get up in prayer-meeting and tell all her children's shortcomings and ask prayers for them.
Now that this book is printed, and about to be given to the world, a sense of its shortcomings both in style and contents, weighs very heavily upon me.
She could see their shortcomings and defects, which were glaring in her eyes.
I accordingly engaged a room in the house of a lady of pure French extraction and education, who supplements the shortcomings of an income insufficient to the ever-growing demands of the Parisian system of sense-gratification, by providing food and lodging for a limited number of distinguished strangers.
As the great day approached, all the tyranny that was in him came to the surface; he seemed to take a vin- dictive pleasure in punishing the least shortcomings.
They have their own nature; they can of themselves minister to our self-esteem by the demand their qualities make upon our skill and their shortcomings upon our hardiness and endurance.
But as she really does attend Church almost every Sunday morning, and is a good Christian girl, I am sure you will tolerate any social shortcomings for the sake of that quality, and feel that I may do worse than choose her.