What does the word drawback mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A disadvantagte.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A rebate.

Usage examples for drawback

  1. The fact that one finger is usually in a state of mashedness is no drawback, but a benefit. – Cobb's Anatomy by Irvin S. Cobb
  2. This, indeed, is perhaps the greatest danger to which the periodical writer is after his death exposed, and is even the most serious drawback to periodical writing. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  3. This, indeed, is the great drawback throughout India. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
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