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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.
It is better that mother should think some person guilty of Victor's death, than that she should connect it with a weakness of her son or a shortcoming of her own.
His obtuseness on the great Testimonial question was not calculated to awaken admiration in the paternal breast, but had rather a tendency to give offence in that sensitive quarter, and to be regarded as a positive shortcoming in point of gentlemanly feeling.
In that quarter of the town, however, scarcely any shortcoming in dress would have created surprise.
Not a particle, but she's a dear," returned Sallie, defending her friend even while confessing her shortcomings.
She could see their shortcomings and defects, which were glaring in her eyes.
Nevertheless, the liberal fulfilment of their promise in the new house in the suburbs blinded the young girls' eyes to their shortcomings in the town.
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.
I wish it was only me that got put out, Pip; I wish there warn't no Tickler for you, old chap; I wish I could take it all on myself; but this is the up-and-down-and-straight on it, Pip, and I hope you'll overlook shortcomings.
It would be so," answered Sancho, "if there were none of the herbs your worship says you know in these meadows, those with which knights-errant as unlucky as your worship are wont to supply such-like shortcomings.
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.
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.