Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
shortcoming /ʃɔ:t'kʌmiɳ/
  • danh từ
    • thiếu sót, khuyết điểm, nhược điểm
Concise Dictionary
+a failing or deficiency
Thesaurus Dictionary
failure, defect, deficiency, weakness, frailty, drawback, liability, imperfection, weak point, flaw:
One might justifiably regard colour-blindness as a shortcoming in an interior decorator.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
[usually pl.] a fault in sb's character, a plan, a system, etc.
Synonym: DEFECT
She made me aware of my own shortcomings. + Despite a number of shortcomings, the project will still go ahead.
Collocation Dictionary


obvious, perceived | fundamental, serious | minor | sb's own, personal | technical


have, suffer from | draw attention to, expose, highlight, identify, reveal | be aware of
They are well aware of their own shortcomings.
| ignore, overlook
The committee is willing to overlook your past shortcomings.
| compensate for, eliminate, make good, make up for, overcome, remedy
Their proposal seeks to remedy these shortcomings.


stem from sth
Not all these shortcomings stem from inadequate resources.


despite/in spite of sb/sth's ~s
Despite its obvious shortcomings, the plan was accepted by the government.
| ~ in
the shortcomings in the law


shortcomings on sb's part
They said the accident was due to shortcomings on the part of the pilots.

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