n (usu pl 通常作复数) failure to be of a required standard; fault 缺点; 缺陷
*a system/person with many shortcomings 有许多缺点的体系[人].
n [C usually plural]
a fault or weakness that makes someone or something less successful or effective than they should be
Peter was painfully aware of his own shortcomings.
the shortcomings of our local government system
The report suggested that there were severe shortcomings in police tactics.
1. She had one shortcoming. 她有个缺点。