shortcoming n : a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information" [syn: defect]
A shortcoming is a character flaw.
Shortcomings may also be:
- Shortcomings (SATC episode), an episode of the television series Sex and the City
- Shortcomings, a graphic novel by Adrian Tomine
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