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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flaw(n)

    Synonyms:
    defect, fault, blemish, imperfection

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How to use flaw in a sentence?

  1. Bruce Riedel:

    The flaw in the coalition strategy for the last year is weak ground forces. Given the constraints on the U.S. and its Arab allies, the only viable ground force option is Iranian-led Shi'ite Iraqis, of course this will alienate the Sunnis -- both in Iraq and in Saudi Arabia -- but Baghdad has no other serious option.

  2. 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.

  3. John Henault:

    Openness and transparency in the market should show the structural flaw in the RFS.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you are looking for a friend without a flaw, you will never find one.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Flowers are almost perfect; their only flaw is that they are weak; they can’t protect themselves against the evil!


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
  • ข้อบกพร่องThai
  • kusur, çizik, çatlak, hataTurkish

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