ADJ. obvious, perceived | fundamental, serious | minor | sb's own, personal | technical
VERB + SHORTCOMING have, suffer from | draw attention to, expose, highlight, identify, reveal | be aware of They are well aware of their own shortcomings. | ignore, overlook The committee is willing to overlook your past shortcomings. | compensate for, eliminate, make good, make up for, overcome, remedy Their proposal seeks to remedy these shortcomings.
SHORTCOMING + VERB stem from sth Not all these shortcomings stem from inadequate resources.
PREP. despite/in spite of sb/sth's ~s Despite its obvious shortcomings, the plan was accepted by the government. | ~ in the shortcomings in the law
PHRASES shortcomings on sb's part They said the accident was due to shortcomings on the part of the pilots.