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Synonyms for flaw
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defect, fault, flaw(noun)

    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. flaw(noun)

    defect or weakness in a person's character

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

    Synonyms:
    fault, defect

  3. flaw(verb)

    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, blemish(verb)

    add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

    Synonyms:
    disfigure, blemish, spot, deface

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flaw(n.)

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

  2. flaw(n.)

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

  3. flaw(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) gust of wind

How to use flaw in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Goldgar:

    The logical flaw is glaring.

  2. Havelock Ellis:

    The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

  3. Confucius:

    Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

  4. Marcus Valerius Martialis:

    Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.

  5. Chinese Proverb:

    A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

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Translations for flaw

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  • عيبArabic
  • недостатък, повреждам се, пукнатина, шквал, пуквам, цепнатина, разцепвам, дефектBulgarian
  • vadaCzech
  • Makel, Fehler, WindböGerman
  • imperfección, desperfecto, fallaSpanish
  • vika, virheFinnish
  • faille, fissure, tumulte, défaut, bourrasqueFrench
  • արատArmenian
  • difetto, cricca, errore, crepa, fessuraItalian
  • wadaPolish
  • falha, erro, defeitoPortuguese
  • поврежда́ть, по́ртить, изъя́н, брак, недоста́ток, поврежда́ться, поро́к, тре́щина, шквал, повреди́ться, повреди́ть, щель, [[поры́в]] [[ветр, испо́ртить, дефе́ктRussian
  • vada, prasklina, chyba, závada, škáraSlovak
  • pomanjkljivost, razpoka, napakaSlovene
  • kusur, çizik, çatlak, hataTurkish

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