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Definition of "drawback" []

  • A disadvantage or inconvenience. See Synonyms at disadvantage. (noun)
  • A refund or remittance, such as a discount on duties or taxes for goods destined for reexport. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drawback" in a sentence
  • "The main drawback is that the lawn could sink as the old turf rots, so you need to build it up a little higher than you might otherwise, to allow for shrinkage."
  • "I did one a few years back and the main drawback is the cheesy driveline that is under an S-10."
  • "Their main drawback is that they are two-thirds of a mile apart."