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.
- In the third scene of this fourth act we have another striking instance of Shakespeare's shortcoming. - "The Man Shakespeare", Frank Harris.
- The qualification here, I allow, would be in his scant measure of the difference, after all, for the life of the soul, between the marked achievement and the marked shortcoming. - "Notes of a Son and Brother", Henry James.