HyperDic: flaw

English > 4 senses of the word flaw:
NOUNstateflaw, defect, faultan imperfection in an object or machine
stateflawdefect or weakness in a person's character
stateflawan imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness
VERBchangeflaw, blemishadd a flaw or blemish to
flaw > pronunciation
Soundsflao'
Rhymesbylaw ... Wroclaw: 8 rhymes with lao...
English > flaw: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn imperfection in an object or machine.
Example"a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"
Synonymsdefect, fault
NarrowerblisterA flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
bug, glitchA fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
holeA fault
Broaderimperfection, imperfectnessThe state or an instance of being imperfect
Spanishdefecto, deficiencia, desperfecto, fallo, imperfección, tacha, tara
Catalandefecte, deficiència, error, fallada, imperfecció, tara
Verbsflawadd a flaw or blemish to
English > flaw: 4 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningdefect or weakness in a person's character.
Example"he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"
Narrowertragic flaw, hamartiaThe character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
Broaderfailing, weaknessA flaw or weak point
Verbsflawadd a flaw or blemish to
English > flaw: 4 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningAn imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness.
Broaderimperfection, imperfectnessThe state or an instance of being imperfect
English > flaw: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningadd a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymblemish
Broaderdamageinflict damage / damage upon
Spanishañadir una imperfección, desmejorar, estropear
Catalandesmillorar, espatllar
Nounsflawan imperfection in an object or machine
flawdefect or weakness in a person's character

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