hamartia

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ha·mar·ti·a

 (hä′mär-tē′ə)
n.
Tragic flaw.

[Greek, from hamartanein, to miss the mark, err.]

hamartia

(həˈmɑːtɪə)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literature the flaw in character which leads to the downfall of the protagonist in a tragedy
[C19: from Greek]

trag′ic flaw′


n.
a character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hamartia - the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfallhamartia - the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
flaw - defect or weakness in a person's character; "he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"