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Definition of 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

The most obvious drawback of social media is that they are aggressive distractions.
Bill Keller

One serious drawback about letters is that, in order to get them, one must send some out. When it comes to the mail, I feel it is better to receive than to give.
Joseph Epstein

The real drawback to the simple life is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time.
Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

The greatest drawback in making pictures is the fact that film makers have to eat.
Ray Milland

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
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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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