Shortcoming


Shortcoming
(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->motion short of.
<- N
PARAG:Shortcoming->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ shortcoming
shortcoming
failure
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ falling short
falling short
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ default
default
defalcation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ leeway
leeway
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ labor in vain
labor in vain
no go
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ incompleteness
incompleteness
&c. 53
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ imperfection
imperfection
&c. 651
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ insufficiency
insufficiency
&c. 640
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ noncompletion
noncompletion
&c. 730
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ failure
failure
&c. 732
PARAG:Shortcoming->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ 1
???>303
come short of
fall short of
stop short of
come short
fall short
stop short
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not reach
not reach
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ want
want
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ keep within bounds
keep within bounds
keep within the mark
keep within the compass
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ break down
break down
stick in the mud
collapse
flat out
=>(U.S.)
come to nothing
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ fall through
fall through
fall to the ground
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cave in
cave in
end in smoke
miss the mark
fail
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ lose ground
lose ground
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ miss stays
miss stays
PARAG:Shortcoming->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unreached
unreached
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ deficient
deficient
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ short
short
short of
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ minus
minus
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ out of depth
out of depth
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ perfunctory
perfunctory
&c.(neglect) 460
PARAG:Shortcoming->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ within the mark
within the mark
within the compass
within the bounds
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ behindhand
behindhand
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ re infecta
re infecta
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ to no purpose
to no purpose
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ for from it
for from it

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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