flaw


flaw
I noun blemish, blot, breach, crack, defacement, defect, deficiency, deformity, demerit, disfigurement, error, failing, failure, fault, foible, frailty, gap, imperfection, imperfectness, inferiority, infirmity, injury, limitation, loophole, maculation, marring feature, mendum, omission, patch, rift, shortcoming, stain, unevenness, vice, vitium, weak point, weak spot, weakness associated concepts: latent defect II index deface, defacement, defect, deficiency, drawback, error, fault (mistake), fault (weakness), foible, frailty, miscue, onus (blame), stigma, vice

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  • Flaw — Жанры ню метал Годы 1995  наши дни Страна …   Википедия

  • flaw — [flɔː ǁ flɒː] noun [countable] 1. a mistake or weakness in a machine, system etc that prevents it from working correctly: flaw in • The drought exposed a serious flaw in the dam. • Investigators believe that a design flaw (= mistake or weakness… …   Financial and business terms

  • flaw — [flo: US flo:] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Old Norse flaga flat stone ; FLAG1] 1.) a mistake, mark, or weakness that makes something imperfect = ↑defect flaw in ▪ a flaw in the software serious/major/basic/minor etc flaw …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Flaw — (fl[add]), n. [OE. flai, flaw flake; cf. Sw. flaga flaw, crack, breach, flake, D. vlaag gust of wind, Norw. flage, flaag, and E. flag a flat stone.] 1. A crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flaw — [ flɔ ] noun count a mistake or fault in something that makes it useless or less effective: There are serious flaws in the way we train our teachers. fatal flaw (=that makes something completely useless or wrong): What you ve just said is the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flaw — flaw·less; flaw; flaw·less·ly; flaw·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • flaw — flaw1 [flô] n. [ME, a flake, scale, splinter, prob. < or akin to ON flaga, thin layer: for IE base see FLAKE1] 1. a break, scratch, crack, etc. that spoils something; blemish [a flaw in a diamond] 2. a defect; fault; error [a flaw in a legal… …   English World dictionary

  • Flaw — Flaw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flawing}.] 1. To crack; to make flaws in. [1913 Webster] The brazen caldrons with the frosts are flawed. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To break; to violate; to make of no effect. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flaw|y — flaw|y1 «FL ee», adjective. having flaws or cracks; broken; defective; faulty. ╂[< flaw1 + y1] flaw|y2 «FL ee», adjective. coming in gusts, as wind. ╂[< flaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • flaw — n defect, *blemish Analogous words: cleaving or cleavage, riving, splitting or split, rending or rent, ripping or rip, tearing or tear (see corresponding verbs at TEAR) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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