- nounADJECTIVE▪ alleged, perceived▪ obvious▪
There were obvious shortcomings in the report.▪ fundamental, main, major, serious, significant▪ minor▪ potential▪ sb's own, personal▪ methodological, technical▪ moralVERB + SHORTCOMING▪ have, suffer from▪ call attention to (esp. AmE), draw attention to (esp. BrE), expose, highlight, identify, point out, reveal▪ deflect attention from, divert attention from▪ acknowledge, recognize▪ be aware of▪
They are well aware of their own shortcomings.▪ ignore, overlook▪
The committee was willing to overlook her shortcomings.▪ address, compensate for, correct, make good (BrE), make up for, overcome, remedy▪
Their proposal seeks to remedy the shortcomings of the current system.SHORTCOMING + VERB▪ stem from sth▪
Not all these shortcomings stem from inadequate resources.PREPOSITION▪ despite sb/sth's shortcomings, in spite of sb/sth's shortcomings▪
Despite its obvious shortcomings, the plan was accepted.▪ shortcoming in▪
the shortcomings in the lawPHRASES▪ shortcomings on sb's part (esp. BrE)▪
They said the accident was due to shortcomings on the part of the pilots.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.