- 1A feature that renders something less acceptable; a disadvantage or problem: the main drawback of fitting catalytic converters is the costMore example sentences
disadvantage, snag, downside, stumbling block, catch, hitch, pitfall, fly in the ointment; weak spot/point, weakness, flaw, defect, imperfection, fault; handicap, limitation, trouble, difficulty, problem, issue, complication, liability, nuisance; hindrance, obstacle, hurdle, impediment, obstruction, inconvenience, barrier, curb, check, discouragement, deterrent, damperBritish • informal spanner in the worksNorth American • informal monkey wrench in the works
- 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.
- 2 (also duty drawback) An amount of excise or import duty remitted on goods exported: they had been complaining of difficulties in getting quick reimbursement of duty drawbackMore 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.