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DRAWBACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drawback mean? 

DRAWBACK (noun)
  The noun DRAWBACK has 1 sense:

1. the quality of being a hindrance

  Familiarity information: DRAWBACK used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRAWBACK (noun)


Sense 1drawback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being a hindrance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan

Hypernyms ("drawback" is a kind of...):

disadvantage (the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drawback"):

catch; gimmick (a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident)


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