shortcoming Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"shortcoming" in British English

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shortcomingnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈʃɔːtˌkʌm.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt-/ /ˌʃɔːtˈkʌm-/
C1 a ​fault or a ​failure to ​reach a ​particularstandard: Whatever his shortcomings as a ​husband, he was a good ​father to his ​children. Like any ​politicalsystem, it has ​its shortcomings.
(Definition of shortcoming from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shortcomingnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈʃɔrtˌkʌm·ɪŋ/
a ​fault of someone or something: My ​father had some shortcomings as a ​businessman, but he was a good ​father.
(Definition of shortcoming from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shortcoming”
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺点,弱点…
in Turkish kusur, eksik, noksan…
in Russian недостаток…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺點,弱點…
in Polish wada…
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