Definition of shortcoming:
poverty, failing, better, scarceness, blemish, bug, underage, scantness, weakness, lapse, weak point, frailty, help, defect, flaw, excess, scarcity, paucity, foible, weakness, infirmity, mar, fault, beautiful.
- incompleteness (part of speech: noun)
- shortage (part of speech: noun)
The greatest shortcoming of the emancipation of the present day lies in its artificial stiffness and its narrow respectabilities, which produce an emptiness in woman's soul that will not let her drink from the fountain of life.- "Anarchism and Other Essays", Emma Goldman.
- "The Man Shakespeare", Frank Harris.
- "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.