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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, 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

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. Kurt Vonnegut:

    There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I dont know what can be done to fix it. This is it Only nut cases want to be president.

  2. Havelock Ellis:

    The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

  3. John Henault:

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

  4. Robert Graham:

    This hurts (Lenovo's) reputation, it demonstrates the deep flaw that the company neither knows nor cares what it bundles on their laptops.

  5. Szabolcs Marka:

    A physicist is always looking for a flaw in a theory. And the only way to find a flaw is to test it, einstein's theory did not present any flaws to us yet, and that is really scary. Physicists are very (skeptical) of flawless theories because then we have nothing to do.

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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
  • ข้อบกพร่องThai
  • kusur, çizik, çatlak, hataTurkish

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