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Definition of "flaw" []

  • An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness: a flaw in the crystal that caused it to shatter. See Synonyms at blemish. (noun)
  • A defect or shortcoming in something intangible: They share the character flaw of arrogance. (noun)
  • A defect in a legal document that can render it invalid. (noun)
  • To make or become defective. (verb-transitive)
  • A brief gust or blast of wind. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flaw" in a sentence
  • "If Mad Men isn't a perfect show, it wasn't a perfect time, but I do think what you see as a flaw is an attempt for the show to remain truthful."
  • "Fred ♪ ♫ ♪ says: pezmiztix says: your flaw is assuming that anything you say is true."
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