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Flaw meaning

flaw - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. defect or weakness in a person's character; " he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"
  2. 2. A crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife or a vase.
  3. 3. A defect; a fault; as, a flaw in reputation; a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a statute.
  4. 4. A sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel.
  5. 5. A sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration.
  6. 6. To crack; to make flaws in.
  7. 7. To break; to violate; to make of no effect.
  8. 8. A blemish; a weak spot; crack.
  9. 9. To make a flaw in; crack.
  10. 10. Flawless.
  11. 11. Crack; defect; sudden gust.
  12. 12. To crack; break.

flaw - examples of usage

  1. But there was a flaw or hitch somewhere in the right, or title, or succession. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. He had seen, however, a deal of hard service in the war of 1812 and otherwise, and his military record was without a flaw. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. This, no doubt, is a flaw in Buffon's immortal work, but it is one which Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck easily corrected; nor can we doubt that Buffon would have readily accepted their amendment if it had been suggested to him. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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