browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
drawback

more about drawback

drawback


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drawback  \Draw"back`\,  n. 
  1.  A  loss  of  advantage,  or  deduction  from  profit,  value, 
  success,  etc.;  a  discouragement  or  hindrance; 
  objectionable  feature. 
 
  The  avarice  of  Henry  VII  .  .  .  .  must  be  deemed  a 
  drawback  from  the  wisdom  ascribed  to  him  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  (Com.)  Money  paid  back  or  remitted;  especially,  a  certain 
  amount  of  duties  or  customs,  sometimes  the  whole,  and 
  sometimes  only  a  part  remitted  or  paid  back  by  the 
  government,  on  the  exportation  of  the  commodities  on  which 
  they  were  levied.  --M`Culloch. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drawback 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  a  hindrance;  "he  pointed  out  all  the 
  drawbacks  to  my  plan" 




more about drawback