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drawback

Syllabification: draw·back
Pronunciation: /ˈdrôˌbak
 
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Definition of drawback in English:

noun

1A feature that renders something less acceptable; a disadvantage or problem: the main drawback of fitting catalytic converters is the cost
More example sentences
  • The main drawback of a global fitting strategy is the time needed to reach convergence.
  • The main difficulties and drawbacks to these methods are the quality of the obtained parts.
  • Both have good color rendering, but have drawbacks when they're used outdoors.
Synonyms
weak spot/point, weakness, imperfection;
handicap, limitation, trouble, difficulty, problem, complication;
informal minus, hiccup, (monkey) wrench in the works
2An amount of excise or import duty remitted on imported goods that the importer re-exports rather than sells domestically.
Example sentences
  • On the trade front, subsidies and duty drawbacks on inputs for exported goods were frequently used to promote exports.
  • Second, duty drawbacks on imported raw materials for exported manufactures - a policy that had been well established in the country since the days of William and Mary - were increased.
  • At the same time, the market expectation is that there is not likely to be any big relief on taxes and duty drawbacks.

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