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flaw1

flaw1

 
 
pronunciation:
flaw
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a defect or fault; imperfection.
A gem with no flaws is quite valuable.The most serious flaw in his character is his dishonesty.
synonyms:
defect, fault, imperfection
antonyms:
excellence, strength
similar words:
blemish, blot, blotch, bug, disfigurement, foible, frailty, hole, infirmity, kink, shortcoming, spot, vice, weakness, wrinkle
definition 2: a crack or break.
synonyms:
break, crack
similar words:
chink, chip, cranny, craze, crevice, fault, fissure, fracture, gap, rupture, tear, vent
definition 3: in law, a defect that makes a document invalid.
similar words:
catch, defect, loophole
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: flawed, flawing, flaws
definition: to create a flaw in.
synonyms:
blemish, mar
similar words:
damage, deface, disfigure, distort, harm, impair, injure, vitiate, weaken
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become defective or cracked.
synonyms:
crack
similar words:
break down, craze, detract, fail, weaken
derivations: flawed (adj.), flawless (adj.), flawlessly (adv.), flawlessness (n.)