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Shortcoming synonyms
shôrt'kŭm'ĭng
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(Obs.) Failure to have or do what is required; lack
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  1. (Obs.) Failure to have or do what is required; lack
  2. A mistake; an error:
  3. (Archaic) A lack or deficiency.
The quality or state of being deficient; absence of something essential; incompleteness
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  1. The quality or state of being deficient; absence of something essential; incompleteness
  2. (Geometry) The amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.
  3. A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health:
A usually minor or temporary failure; a slip:
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  1. A usually minor or temporary failure; a slip:
  2. (Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
  3. The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal.
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  1. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal.
  2. Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
  3. An imperfection or lack that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming or deficiency.
The quality or state of being deficient; absence of something essential; incompleteness
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  1. The quality or state of being deficient; absence of something essential; incompleteness
  2. (Geometry) The amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.
  3. A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health:
The amount by which a sum of money is less than the required or desired amount; specif., an excess of liabilities over assets, of losses over profits, or of expenditure over income
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  1. The amount by which a sum of money is less than the required or desired amount; specif., an excess of liabilities over assets, of losses over profits, or of expenditure over income
  2. A deficiency or impairment in mental or physical functioning.
  3. An amount that quantifies an unfavorable condition or position:
A shortage of required material.
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  1. A shortage of required material.
  2. An instance of being inadequate; a failing or lack.
  3. A lack of competence or ability.
The quality or state of being insufficient, especially:
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  1. The quality or state of being insufficient, especially:
  2. Inability or failure of an organ or tissue to perform its normal function
  3. Lack of sufficiency; deficiency; inadequacy
The fact or condition of not having any; complete absence
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  1. The fact or condition of not having any; complete absence
  2. The fact or condition of not having enough; shortage; deficiency
  3. A particular deficiency or absence:
Scarcity; dearth:
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  1. Scarcity; dearth:
  2. Fewness; small number
  3. Scarcity; dearth; insufficiency
The condition or quality of being poor; indigence; need
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  1. The condition or quality of being poor; indigence; need
  2. The state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts.
  3. Deficiency in necessary properties or desirable qualities, or in a specific quality, etc.; inadequacy
(Uncountable) The quality of being scanty.
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  1. (Uncountable) The quality of being scanty.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being scanty.
The property of being scant.
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  1. The property of being scant.
The property of being scarce.
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Rarity; uncommonness
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  1. Rarity; uncommonness
  2. The condition or quality of being scarce; inadequate supply; dearth
  3. Insufficiency of amount or supply; shortage:
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  1. Not enough, not sufficient.
  2. A deficiency in the quantity or amount needed or expected, or the extent of this; deficit
  3. A lack or deficiency.
The act or an instance of falling short, or the amount of the shortage
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  1. The act or an instance of falling short, or the amount of the shortage
  2. A failure to attain a specified amount or level; a shortage.
  3. The amount by which a supply falls short of expectation, need, or demand.
A deficient amount; a shortfall.
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  1. A deficient amount; a shortfall.
  2. A deficit or shortfall in funds, inventory, or capacity.
  3. A shortage; insufficiency
A mark that mars the appearance, as a stain, spot, scar, etc.
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  1. A mark that mars the appearance, as a stain, spot, scar, etc.
  2. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
  3. Any flaw, defect, or shortcoming
(Informal) Any microscopic organism, esp. one causing disease; germ or virus
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  1. (Informal) Any microscopic organism, esp. one causing disease; germ or virus
  2. An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
  3. An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
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  1. Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
  2. An imperfection or lack that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming or deficiency.
  3. An imperfection or weakness; fault; flaw; blemish
(Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
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  1. (Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
  2. (Electronics) A defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding, or shorting.
  3. A mistake; an error:
A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
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  1. A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
  2. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
  3. A defect; fault; error
(Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
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  1. (Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
  2. (Uncountable) Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.
  3. A shortcoming; defect; fault; blemish
The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure.
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  1. The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure.
  2. A slight fault or defect; weakness
  3. Weakness; defect
(Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
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  1. (Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
  2. (Electronics) A defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding, or shorting.
  3. A mistake; an error:
A small weakness; slight frailty in character
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  1. A small weakness; slight frailty in character
  2. A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.
  3. A weakness or failing of character.
A fault, especially a moral weakness.
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  1. A fault, especially a moral weakness.
  2. A fault proceeding from weakness; foible; sin of infirmity.
  3. Any fault or failing arising from such weakness
Weakness of resolution or character:
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  1. Weakness of resolution or character:
  2. A moral failing or defect in character:
  3. A bodily ailment or weakness:
Something of which one is excessively fond or desirous:
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  1. Something of which one is excessively fond or desirous:
  2. A special fondness or inclination:
  3. A weak point; fault or defect, as in one's character
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