drawback

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, main, major, real, serious, significant
minor, slight
obvious
possible, potential
VERB + DRAWBACK
have (its, their, etc.), suffer from

This strategy has its drawbacks.

The system suffers from two major drawbacks.

overcome

We have to find ways of overcoming these drawbacks.

outweigh

The benefits of this system far outweigh the drawbacks.

PREPOSITION
drawback of

The drawbacks of this method are obvious.

drawback to

Bad weather was the main drawback to camping in the north.

drawback with

The one big drawback with the plan was its high cost.


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  • drawback — [ drobak ] n. m. • 1755; mot angl. « remise », de to draw « tirer » ♦ Anglic. Comm. internat. Remboursement des droits ou taxes de douane payés lors de l entrée (⇒ importation) de marchandises, lorsqu elles ont servi à fabriquer des produits qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Drawback — Draw back , n. 1. A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature. [1913 Webster] The avarice of Henry VII . . . . must be deemed a drawback from the wisdom ascribed to him …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawback — (engl., spr. Drabäck), 1) Rückzoll, Zollvergütung, welche in England bei großem Export für gewisse Artikel gewährt wird; 2) Zahlungsnachlaß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Drawback — (engl., spr. draobäck), Rückzoll, die Rückvergütung, die bei der Wiederausfuhr verzollter Waren entrichtet wird, im weitern Sinn jede Ausfuhrvergütung, wird gewährt bei der Ausfuhr von bereits durch innere Steuern getroffenen Waren oder von… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Drawback — (engl., spr. drahbäck), Rückzoll, Ausfuhrvergütung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Drawback — (Drahbäck), engl., Rückzoll, Ausfuhrvergütung; Nachlaß bei Baarzahlung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • drawback — I noun damage, decremental, defect, disadvantage, discount, fault, flaw, harm, hurt, impediment, inconvenience, injury, liability, objection, obstacle, prejudice, protest, protestation, qualification, set off II index burden, check (bar), defect …   Law dictionary

  • drawback — hindrance, disadvantage, 1720, from DRAW (Cf. draw) (v.) + BACK (Cf. back) (adv.). The notion is of something that holds back success or activity …   Etymology dictionary

  • drawback — *disadvantage, detriment, handicap Analogous words: *evil, ill: inconvenience, trouble (see INCONVENIENCE): obstruction, hindrance (see corresponding verbs at HINDER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • drawback — [n] disadvantage check, defect, deficiency, detriment, difficulty, disability, evil, failing, fault, flaw, fly in the ointment*, handicap, hindrance, hitch, ill, impediment, imperfection, inconvenience, lack, nuisance, obstacle, shortcoming, snag …   New thesaurus

  • drawback — ► NOUN ▪ a disadvantage or problem …   English terms dictionary

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