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.