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Definition of "shortcoming" [short•com•ing]

  • A deficiency; a flaw. (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 "shortcoming" in a sentence
  • "Â The main shortcoming is the art, from a new kid named Giffen, providing an amalgam of Sal Buscema and Al Milgrom that never quite gels overall."
  • "Another shortcoming is the shallow, overly facile characters."
  • "Another major shortcoming is the lack of emotional depth."