- shortcrust pastry,
- shortened form,
Origin of shortcoming
Examples from the Web for shortcoming
It also requires that liberals think differently about politics and not interpret every Obama shortcoming as some kind of sellout.
It was a classic case of admitting a shortcoming and making it a strength.Romney’s Lame Speech Might Have Gone Better Had He Learned From Bush 1 and Al Gore|Robert Shrum|September 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I saw PTSD not as some mental defect or shortcoming inside myself, but instead as an enemy.The Killing of a Park Ranger on Mount Rainier Reminds Us to Help Returning Soldiers|Benjamin Tupper|January 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the fault is not only with the churches on the Range; it is a shortcoming of the churches everywhere.The Church on the Changing Frontier|Helen O. Belknap
What a shortcoming was the wearisome routine of Overbecque to a mind full of the refined follies of Marie Antoinette's court!
Then he can only look his love and loyalty, wistfully, as if he felt his own shortcoming in the matter of speech.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
Any shortcoming in the payment of the full amount of deference, which she considered her due, was a great offence.Fairy Fingers|Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
She believed it was some fault, some shortcoming, of hers that had kept it from her.The Crooked House|Brandon Fleming
1670s, from the phrase to come short "be inadequate" (1570s); see short (adj.). Related: Shortcomings.