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Synonyms for drawback

Synonyms for drawback

an unfavorable condition, circumstance, or characteristic

Words related to drawback

the quality of being a hindrance

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The only drawback I experience is when Americans sometimes express surprise that I should be travelling round alone; so you see it doesn't come from Europeans.
The only drawback is that there is no law, I fear, that can touch the scoundrel.
The only drawback is that we have conclusively proved by ocular demonstration that there are no water channels down the rocks.
The only drawback to his complete well-being was the fact that he could not see Mattie from where he sat; but he was too indolent to move and after a moment he said: "Come over here and sit by the stove.
The usual drawback to success is that it annoys one's friends so; but in Annette's case this drawback was absent.
Guster, really aged three or four and twenty, but looking a round ten years older, goes cheap with this unaccountable drawback of fits, and is so apprehensive of being returned on the hands of her patron saint that except when she is found with her head in the pail, or the sink, or the copper, or the dinner, or anything else that happens to be near her at the time of her seizure, she is always at work.
She contemplated it, however, in spite of this drawback, with much emotion, and, but for a yet stronger interest, would have left it unwillingly.
George didn't know the tunes, either, which was also a drawback to his performances.
It seems to me to have only one drawback, Hopkins, and that is that it is intrinsically impossible.
In short, there seemed to be no good quality about him which was not perversely associated with a drawback of some kind.
She was unquestionably a handsome person--with the one serious drawback of her ghastly complexion, and with the less noticeable defect of a total want of tenderness in the expression of her eyes.
Rose felt that she ruled in that room, if nowhere else, for Aunt Jane left a great deal to her, finding that her experience with her invalid father fitted her for a nurse, and in a case like this, her youth was an advantage rather than a drawback.
With this one little drawback (if it is a drawback), there is nothing infirm or old or awkward about him; his slight limp when he walks has (perhaps to my partial eyes) a certain quaint grace of its own, which is pleasanter to see than the unrestrained activity of other men.
In the elegant and improving companionship which I now enjoy I should feel quite happy but for one drawback.
But this step too presented the same drawback of public scandal as a divorce, and what was more, a separation, quite as much as a regular divorce, flung his wife into the arms of Vronsky.