October 11, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
flaw /ˈflɑː/ noun
flaw
/ˈflɑː/
noun

plural flaws

This ancient Greek urn has some flaws.
This ancient Greek urn has some flaws.
Learner's definition of FLAW

1 : a small physical problem (such as a crack) that makes something less valuable : defect

  • There was a flaw in the vase.

  • He inspected the fabric for flaws.

2 : a small fault or weakness

  • Several critics pointed out the flaws in the book’s plot.

  • Vanity was the one flaw in his character.

  • There are a few flaws in your argument.

— flawless ˈflɑ:ləs adjective

  • an attractive woman with flawless skin

  • a flawless [=perfect] performance

— flawlessly adverb

  • She performed flawlessly.

— flawlessness noun [noncount]

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