US: /ˈdɹɔˌbæk/
UK: /dɹˈɔːbæk/

English Vietnamese dictionary

drawback /'drɔ:bæk/
  • danh từ
    • điều trở ngại, mặt hạn chế, mặt không thuận lợi
    • (thương nghiệp) số tiền thuế quan được trả lại, số tiền thuế quan được giảm (đối với hàng xuất)
    • (+ from) sự khấu trừ, sự giảm

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
~ (of / to sth)
~ (of / to doing sth) a disadvantage or problem that makes sth a less attractive idea: The main drawback to it is the cost. + This is the one major drawback of the new system.

Thesaurus dictionary

disadvantage, hindrance, stumbling-block, obstacle, impediment, hurdle, obstruction, snag, problem, difficulty, hitch, catch, handicap, liability, flaw, defect, detriment, Colloq fly in the ointment; Taboo nigger in the woodpile:
Lack of education is a serious drawback to getting a good job.

Collocation dictionary


big, main, major, real, serious | minor, slight | obvious | possible, potential


have (its/their), suffer from
This strategy has its drawbacks. The system suffers from two major drawbacks.
| overcome
We have to find ways of overcoming these drawbacks.


~ to
Bad weather was the main drawback to camping in the far north.
| ~ with
The one big drawback with the planned scheme was its high cost.

Concise English dictionary

+the quality of being a hindrance