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Definition of Drawback

Drawback

  1. A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature.
  2. 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.

Drawback Quotations

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
Baruch Spinoza

I used to think I'd like to be a fireman - in fact, I still would - and the only drawback I could see was coming back to the firehouse, after a day of fighting fires, and still having to put in an eight-hour day writing.
David Mamet

The main job requirement for a network-news anchor is thinking it's the only important job in the world. This is a field where solemn gravitas isn't a drawback; it's the whole point.
Rob Sheffield

Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.
Christopher Fry

A full, rich drawing style is a drawback.
Bill Griffith
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Drawback Translations

drawback in German is Nachteil
drawback in Italian is pregiudizio
drawback in Spanish is perjudicio

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