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English definition of “drawback”

drawback

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdrɔːbæk/
[C] a disadvantage, or the negative part of a situation, product, etc.: A drawback for some savers is that the bond has a minimum investment of £10,000.a big/main/major drawback The design of the computer has one big drawback: a noisy built-in fan. Every strategic choice has its benefits and drawbacks.
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(Definition of drawback from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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