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drawback (n.)

"hindrance, disadvantage,"1720, from draw (v.) + back (adv.). The notion is of something that "holds back" success or activity.

updated on September 26, 2012

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Definitions of drawback from WordNet

drawback (n.)
the quality of being a hindrance;
he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan
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