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Definitions and Synonyms of flaw | Another word for flaw | What is flaw?

Definition 1: an imperfection in an object or machine - [noun denoting state]

Samples where flaw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for flaw in the sense of this definition

(flaw is a kind of ...) the state or an instance of being imperfect

(... is a kind of flaw ) a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)

(... is a kind of flaw ) a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

(... is a kind of flaw ) a fault

"he shot holes in my argument"

Definition 2: defect or weakness in a person's character - [noun denoting state]

Samples where flaw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless

(flaw is a kind of ...) a flaw or weak point

"he was quick to point out his wife's failings"

(... is a kind of flaw ) the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall

Definition 3: an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness - [noun denoting state]

(flaw is a kind of ...) the state or an instance of being imperfect

Definition 4: add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective - [verb of change]

Synonyms for flaw in the sense of this definition

(flaw is a kind of ...) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

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