drawback

drawback
/'drɔ:bæk/ noun
1. something which is not convenient or which is likely to cause problems
One of the main drawbacks of the scheme is that it will take six years to complete.
2. a rebate on customs duty for imported goods when these are then used in producing exports

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  • drawback — [ drobak ] n. m. • 1755; mot angl. « remise », de to draw « tirer » ♦ Anglic. Comm. internat. Remboursement des droits ou taxes de douane payés lors de l entrée (⇒ importation) de marchandises, lorsqu elles ont servi à fabriquer des produits qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Drawback — Draw back , n. 1. A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature. [1913 Webster] The avarice of Henry VII . . . . must be deemed a drawback from the wisdom ascribed to him …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawback — (engl., spr. Drabäck), 1) Rückzoll, Zollvergütung, welche in England bei großem Export für gewisse Artikel gewährt wird; 2) Zahlungsnachlaß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Drawback — (engl., spr. draobäck), Rückzoll, die Rückvergütung, die bei der Wiederausfuhr verzollter Waren entrichtet wird, im weitern Sinn jede Ausfuhrvergütung, wird gewährt bei der Ausfuhr von bereits durch innere Steuern getroffenen Waren oder von… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Drawback — (engl., spr. drahbäck), Rückzoll, Ausfuhrvergütung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Drawback — (Drahbäck), engl., Rückzoll, Ausfuhrvergütung; Nachlaß bei Baarzahlung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • drawback — I noun damage, decremental, defect, disadvantage, discount, fault, flaw, harm, hurt, impediment, inconvenience, injury, liability, objection, obstacle, prejudice, protest, protestation, qualification, set off II index burden, check (bar), defect …   Law dictionary

  • drawback — hindrance, disadvantage, 1720, from DRAW (Cf. draw) (v.) + BACK (Cf. back) (adv.). The notion is of something that holds back success or activity …   Etymology dictionary

  • drawback — *disadvantage, detriment, handicap Analogous words: *evil, ill: inconvenience, trouble (see INCONVENIENCE): obstruction, hindrance (see corresponding verbs at HINDER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • drawback — [n] disadvantage check, defect, deficiency, detriment, difficulty, disability, evil, failing, fault, flaw, fly in the ointment*, handicap, hindrance, hitch, ill, impediment, imperfection, inconvenience, lack, nuisance, obstacle, shortcoming, snag …   New thesaurus

  • drawback — ► NOUN ▪ a disadvantage or problem …   English terms dictionary

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