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Synonyms for flaw
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flaw

    Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.

    Synonyms:
    blemish, blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, defect, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defect, fault, flawnoun

    an imperfection in an object or machine

    "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

    Synonyms:
    blemish, mar, shift, faulting, mistake, defect, fault, demerit, shortcoming, break, fracture, geological fault, error

  2. flawnoun

    defect or weakness in a person's character

    "he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"

    Synonyms:
    fault, defect

  3. flawverb

    an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness

    Synonyms:
    fault, defect

  4. flaw, blemishverb

    add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

    Synonyms:
    disfigure, blemish, spot, deface

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flawnoun

    Synonyms:
    break, crack, breach, cleft, fissure, rift, fracture, rent

  2. flawnoun

    Synonyms:
    blemish, spot, speck, fault, defect, imperfection

  3. flawnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) gust of wind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flawnoun

    Synonyms:
    defect, fault, blemish, imperfection

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How to use flaw in a sentence?

  1. James Dent:

    Intelligence is when you spot a flaw in your boss's reasoning. Wisdom is when you refrain from pointing it out.

  2. Takahide Kiuchi:

    The BOJ is powerless in stopping yield falls. It's a key flaw of YCC, which becomes dysfunctional when markets are too volatile, the BOJ may review YCC as early as September, as leaving yield declines unattended would hurt the policy's credibility.

  3. Charles Raison:

    Most people would just kill themselves, it's very, very rare for depression to cause people to kill other people. This leads me to believe there's something else going on, like a personality character flaw.

  4. Kurt Vonnegut, "Cold Turkey", In These Times, May 10, 2004:

    There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.

  5. Benjamin Goldgar:

    The logical flaw is glaring.


Translations for flaw

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  • عيبArabic
  • повреждам се, пукнатина, разцепвам, цепнатина, пуквам, дефект, недостатък, шквалBulgarian
  • vadaCzech
  • Makel, Windbö, FehlerGerman
  • desperfecto, falla, imperfecciónSpanish
  • vika, virheFinnish
  • tumulte, défaut, bourrasque, fissure, failleFrench
  • արատArmenian
  • kekuranganIndonesian
  • cricca, difetto, fessura, errore, crepaItalian
  • wadaPolish
  • falha, defeito, erroPortuguese
  • повреди́ть, щель, поврежда́ть, [[поры́в]] [[ветр, дефе́кт, брак, испо́ртить, повреди́ться, шквал, тре́щина, по́ртить, поро́к, изъя́н, поврежда́ться, недоста́токRussian
  • škára, chyba, závada, prasklina, vadaSlovak
  • napaka, razpoka, pomanjkljivostSlovene
  • ข้อบกพร่องThai
  • kusur, hata, çatlak, çizikTurkish
  • 缺陷Chinese

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