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  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.

    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

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  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"

    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"

    fault, defect

  3. flawverb

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

    fault, defect

  4. flaw, blemishverb

    add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

    disfigure, blemish, spot, deface

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Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. flawnoun

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

  2. flawnoun

    blemish, spot, speck, fault, defect, imperfection

  3. flawnoun

    (Naut.) gust of wind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. flawnoun

    defect, fault, blemish, imperfection

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  1. William J. H. Boetcker:

    Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw.

  2. Nate Cardozo:

    Instead of working with the researchers to fix the problem, Volkswagen chose to bury its head in the sand and pretend that banning academic discussion of the flaw would somehow prevent thieves from learning of it and exploiting it, because of Volkswagen's refusal to engage with the security researcher community, their cars may still be vulnerable to the attack and their customers are less secure.

  3. Confucius:

    Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

  4. James Dent:

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

  5. 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.

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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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