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English definition of “shortcoming”

shortcoming

noun [C usually plural]     /ˈʃɔːtˌkʌm.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈʃɔːrt-/ /ˌʃɔːtˈkʌm-/
C1 a fault or a failure to reach a particular standard : Whatever his shortcomings as a husband , he was a good father to his children . Like any political system , it has its shortcomings.Faults and mistakes
(Definition of shortcoming noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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