Definition of shortcoming in English:

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shortcoming

Pronunciation: /ˈSHôrtˌkəmiNG/

noun

(usually shortcomings)
A fault or failure to meet a certain standard, typically in a person’s character, a plan, or a system: he is so forthright about his shortcomings, it’s hard to chastise him
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  • Their youth and beauty also made up for any shortcomings in this area on the part of the wife.
  • Film observers say that the industry needs to sit up and discuss its shortcomings.
  • Of course he had his shortcomings like us all but these were mainly inclined to show up on the home front.
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Syllabification: short·com·ing

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