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Meaning of shortcoming

short•com•ing

Pronunciation: (shôrt'kum"ing), [key]
— n.
  1. a failure, defect, or deficiency in conduct, condition, thought, ability, etc.: a social shortcoming; a shortcoming of his philosophy.
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