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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.

flawed

(flɔːd)
adj
characterized by a defect or imperfection: The scheme is fundamentally flawed..
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flawed - having a blemish or flawflawed - having a blemish or flaw; "a flawed diamond"; "an irregular pair of jeans"
imperfect - not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect"

flawed

adjective
1. damaged, defective, imperfect, blemished, broken, cracked, chipped, faulty the unique beauty of a flawed object
Translations
فيه عَيْب أو خَلَل
kazovývadný
fejlbehæftet
gallaîur
kazový
defolukusurlu

flawed

[flɔːd] ADJ [system, goods] → defectuoso; [theory] → erróneo
the agreement is fatally flawedel acuerdo presenta fallos que lo condenan al fracaso

flawed

[ˈflɔːd] adjdéfectueux/euse
to be seriously flawed → comporter de sérieux défauts
to be fundamentally flawed → être foncièrement défectueux/euse

flawed

adjfehlerhaft; his logic was flawedseine Logik enthielt Fehler

flawed

[flɔːd] adj (complexion) → imperfetto/a; (china) → difettoso/a; (argument) → debole; (character) → pieno/a di difetti

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.
References in classic literature ?
I know that a great many empty bottles were one of the consequences of this traffic, and that certain men and boys were employed to examine them against the light, and reject those that were flawed, and to rinse and wash them.
The sound was curiously flawed by the wind; and I was listening, and thinking how the wind assailed and tore it, when I heard a footstep on the stair.
First, are two flawed sapphires - one of two ruttees and one of four as I should judge.
There is one ruby of Burma, of two ruttees, without a flaw, and there is a balas-ruby, flawed, of two ruttees.
I say to you that if you rear yourself against it, you shall fall, you shall be bruised, you shall be battered, you shall be flawed, you shall be smashed.
It has a ghostly sound too, lingering within the altar; where it seems to chaunt, in its wild way, of Wrong and Murder done, and false Gods worshipped, in defiance of the Tables of the Law, which look so fair and smooth, but are so flawed and broken.
The flawed Diamond, cut up, would actually fetch more than the Diamond as it now is; for this plain reason-- that from four to six perfect brilliants might be cut from it, which would be, collectively, worth more money than the large-- but imperfect single stone.
Handle them never so lightly, and they fell to pieces with such ease that you might suspect them of having been flawed before.
Based on growing evidence that the methodology may be flawed - particularly in large, ethnically diverse urban areas - we recommended conducting a review prior to roll out.
Scientists know that CFTR helps regulate the transport of chloride ions into and out of cells, and they believe that a flawed version resulting from genetic mutation slows that flow, leading to the thick mucus secretions that clog the airways and leave cystic fibrosis patients vulnerable to lung infections.
FDA calls the results of its investigation "disturbing," noting that the flawed drug study spurred a flurry of requests for THA, an unproven drug later shown to cause liver damage when given at high doses.
Many companies have been making critical decisions about the architecture of Internet and mobile applications based on flawed assumptions dating from the Internet bubble.