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flaw 1

 (flô)
n.
1. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness: a flaw in the crystal that caused it to shatter. See Synonyms at blemish.
2. A defect or shortcoming in something intangible: The two leaders share the flaw of arrogance.
tr.v. flawed, flaw·ing, flaws
To cause a flaw in; make defective: an argument that was flawed by specious reasoning.

[Middle English flaue, splinter, perhaps from Old Norse flaga, slab of stone; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

flaw 2

 (flô)
n.
A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish flaga, gust of wind.]

flaw′y adj.

flaw

(flɔː)
n
1. an imperfection, defect, or blemish
2. a crack, breach, or rift
3. (Law) law an invalidating fault or defect in a document or proceeding
vb
to make or become blemished, defective, or imperfect
[C14: probably from Old Norse flaga stone slab; related to Swedish flaga chip, flake, flaw]
ˈflawless adj
ˈflawlessly adv
ˈflawlessness n

flaw

(flɔː)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. a sudden short gust of wind; squall
b. a spell of bad, esp windy, weather
2. obsolete an outburst of strong feeling
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; related to Norwegian flaga squall, gust, Middle Dutch vlāghe]
ˈflawy adj

flaw1

(flɔ)

n.
1. a feature that mars the perfection of something; defect.
2. a defect impairing legal soundness or validity.
3. a crack or breach.
v.t.
4. to produce a flaw in.
v.i.
5. to become defective.
[1275–1325; Middle English flaw(e), flage]
flaw′less, adj.
flaw′less•ly, adv.
flaw′less•ness, n.
syn: See defect.

flaw2

(flɔ)

n.
1. a brief windstorm or gust of wind.
2. Obs. a burst of feeling.
[1475–85; < Old Norse flaga attack, squall]
flaw′y, adj.

Flaw

 turfs collectively, 1811.

flaw


Past participle: flawed
Gerund: flawing

Imperative
flaw
flaw
Present
I flaw
you flaw
he/she/it flaws
we flaw
you flaw
they flaw
Preterite
I flawed
you flawed
he/she/it flawed
we flawed
you flawed
they flawed
Present Continuous
I am flawing
you are flawing
he/she/it is flawing
we are flawing
you are flawing
they are flawing
Present Perfect
I have flawed
you have flawed
he/she/it has flawed
we have flawed
you have flawed
they have flawed
Past Continuous
I was flawing
you were flawing
he/she/it was flawing
we were flawing
you were flawing
they were flawing
Past Perfect
I had flawed
you had flawed
he/she/it had flawed
we had flawed
you had flawed
they had flawed
Future
I will flaw
you will flaw
he/she/it will flaw
we will flaw
you will flaw
they will flaw
Future Perfect
I will have flawed
you will have flawed
he/she/it will have flawed
we will have flawed
you will have flawed
they will have flawed
Future Continuous
I will be flawing
you will be flawing
he/she/it will be flawing
we will be flawing
you will be flawing
they will be flawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flawing
you have been flawing
he/she/it has been flawing
we have been flawing
you have been flawing
they have been flawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flawing
you will have been flawing
he/she/it will have been flawing
we will have been flawing
you will have been flawing
they will have been flawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flawing
you had been flawing
he/she/it had been flawing
we had been flawing
you had been flawing
they had been flawing
Conditional
I would flaw
you would flaw
he/she/it would flaw
we would flaw
you would flaw
they would flaw
Past Conditional
I would have flawed
you would have flawed
he/she/it would have flawed
we would have flawed
you would have flawed
they would have flawed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flaw - an imperfection in an object or machineflaw - an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
imperfection, imperfectness - the state or an instance of being imperfect
blister - a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
glitch, bug - a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
hole - a fault; "he shot holes in my argument"
2.flaw - defect or weakness in a person's character; "he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"
failing, weakness - a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's failings"
hamartia, tragic flaw - the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
3.flaw - an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness
imperfection, imperfectness - the state or an instance of being imperfect
Verb1.flaw - add a flaw or blemish toflaw - add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

flaw

noun
1. error, mistake, fault, blunder, inaccuracy, howler (informal), solecism Almost all these studies have serious flaws.
2. weakness, failing, defect, weak spot, spot, fault, scar, blemish, imperfection, speck, disfigurement, chink in your armour The only flaw in his character is a short temper.
3. crack, break, split, breach, tear, rent, fracture, rift, cleft, crevice, fissure, scission a flaw in the rock wide enough for a foot

flaw

noun
Something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure:
verb
To spoil the soundness or perfection of:
Translations
عَيْبنَقْص، خَلَل، عَيْب
chybavada
fejl
vika
nedostatak
galli
きず
결점
įlūžimassu trūkumu
bojājumsdefektstrūkums
felaktighet
ข้อบกพร่อง
khiếm khuyết

flaw

[flɔː] N (= defect) (in character, system) → defecto m, fallo m; (in material, beauty, diamond) → desperfecto m, tara f; (in reasoning) → error m, fallo m; (= crack) → grieta f

flaw

[ˈflɔː] ndéfaut m

flaw

n (lit)Fehler m; (fig also)Mangel m; (in sb’s character also) → Mangel m, → Defekt m; (Jur, in contract etc) → (Form)fehler m
vt her argument was flawed by lack of evidenceihr Argument wurde durch Mangel an Beweisen entkräftet; her beauty was not flawed by the slightest imperfectionihre Schönheit wurde durch keinen Mangel getrübt

flaw

[flɔː] n (gen) → difetto; (crack, in china) → incrinatura

flaw

(floː) noun
a fault; something which makes something not perfect. a flaw in the material.
flawed adjective
having a flaw. This china is flawed.
ˈflawless adjective
perfect. her flawless beauty.

flaw

عَيْب chyba fejl Mangel ψεγάδι defecto, error vika faille nedostatak pecca きず 결점 gebrek lyte skaza falha изъян felaktighet ข้อบกพร่อง kusur khiếm khuyết 缺点

flaw

n. falta, defecto, falla.
References in classic literature ?
Whatever she had, she seemed to survey only to pick flaws in it; but, once fairly away, there was no end to her valuation of it.
I reckon I knowed that," Tom says, "but you bet he'll have one before he goes out of this -- because he's going out RIGHT, and there ain't going to be no flaws in his record.
As the service proceeded, the clergyman drew such pictures of the graces, the winning ways, and the rare promise of the lost lads that every soul there, thinking he recognized these pictures, felt a pang in remembering that he had persistently blinded himself to them always before, and had as persistently seen only faults and flaws in the poor boys.
Of the shape of the room, of the cracks in the ceiling, of the paper on the walls, of the flaws in the window-glass making ripples and dimples on the prospect, of the washing-stand being rickety on its three legs, and having a discontented something about it, which reminded me of Mrs.
She is eighteen, and he twenty-two, and they are fairly matched, though some knowing ones, who have all the pedigrees in the world by heart, will have it that the family of the fair Quiteria is better than Camacho's; but no one minds that now-a-days, for wealth can solder a great many flaws.
It was good logic, good, earthly, feminine logic, and if it satisfied her I certainly could pick no flaws in it.
THE TEMPERATURE of the regions west of the Rocky Mountains is much milder than in the same latitudes on the Atlantic side; the upper plains, however, which lie at a distance from the sea-coast, are subject in winter to considerable vicissitude; being traversed by lofty "sierras," crowned with perpetual snow, which often produce flaws and streaks of intense cold This was experienced by Captain Bonneville and his companions in their progress westward.
The Rocky Mountains are subject to tempestuous winds from the west; these sometimes come in flaws or currents, making a path through the forests many yards in width, and whirling off trunks and branches to a great distance.
It was a great idea, but I see now there were one or two flaws in it.
Archer wondered how many flaws Lefferts's keen eyes would discover in the ritual of his divinity; then he suddenly recalled that he too had once thought such questions important.
Instead, when he had done, she pointed out the minor flaws and said that she liked the story.
I heard the wrack, As earth and sky would mingle; but myself Was distant; and these flaws, though mortals fear them, As dangerous to the pillared frame of Heaven, Or to the Earth's dark basis underneath, Are to the main as inconsiderable And harmless, if not wholesome, as a sneeze To man's less universe, and soon are gone.