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shortcoming

[shawrt-kuhm-ing] /ˈʃɔrtˌkʌm ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a failure, defect, or deficiency in conduct, condition, thought, ability, etc.:
a social shortcoming; a shortcoming of his philosophy.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; short + coming
Synonyms
fault, flaw, failing, weakness.
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British Dictionary definitions for short-coming

shortcoming

/ˈʃɔːtˌkʌmɪŋ/
noun
1.
a failing, defect, or deficiency
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Word Origin and History for short-coming

shortcoming

n.

1670s, from the phrase to come short "be inadequate" (1570s); see short (adj.). Related: Shortcomings.

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