- An imperfection in an object or machine.
- usage: "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
- Defect or weakness in a person's character.
- usage: "he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"
- An imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness.
- Add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective.
- synonyms: blemish
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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