drawback

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 4 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

  • 5 Drawback — (engl., spr. drahbäck), Rückzoll, Ausfuhrvergütung …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 Drawback — (Drahbäck), engl., Rückzoll, Ausfuhrvergütung; Nachlaß bei Baarzahlung …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 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

  • 11 drawback — ► NOUN ▪ a disadvantage or problem …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 drawback — [drô′bak΄] n. ☆ 1. money paid back from a charge previously made; refund, esp. of import duties when the taxed commodities are later exported 2. anything that prevents or lessens full satisfaction; shortcoming …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 drawback — A tax or duty rebate on imported goods that are exported at a later date. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary One of the two variants of the inward processing procedure under which the import duties are paid at release for free circulation and… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 Drawback — This article is about a drawback in commerce. For other uses, see Drawback (disambiguation). Drawback, in law in commerce, paying back a duty previously paid on exporting excisable articles or on re exporting foreign goods. The object of a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 drawback — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, main, major, real, serious, significant ▪ minor, slight ▪ obvious …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 drawback — UK [ˈdrɔːˌbæk] / US [ˈdrɔˌbæk] noun [countable] Word forms drawback : singular drawback plural drawbacks a feature of something that makes it less useful than it could be drawback of/to: The main drawback of the scheme is its expense …

    English dictionary

  • 17 drawback — draw|back [ˈdro:bæk US ˈdro: ] n a disadvantage of a situation, plan, product etc ▪ It s a great city the only drawback is the weather. drawback of/to (doing) sth ▪ The main drawback to these products is that they tend to be too salty …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 drawback — draw|back [ drɔ,bæk ] noun count a feature of something that makes it less useful than it could be: drawback of/to: The main drawback of the scheme is its expense …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 drawback — [[t]drɔ͟ːbæk[/t]] drawbacks N COUNT A drawback is an aspect of something or someone that makes them less acceptable than they would otherwise be. He felt the apartment s only drawback was that it was too small. Syn: disadvantage …

    English dictionary

  • 20 drawback — {n.} Disadvantage; obstacle; hindrance. * /The biggest drawback of Bill s plan is the cost involved./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms


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