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fatal flaw

noun as in major character weakness

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Ironically, the failure of Caesar to isolate that there are good and bad in apes and humans equally is his fatal flaw as a leader.

But all of the bits suffered from one fatal flaw, and it's a bad one.

But the lever fans say the machines were efficient and effective—and that their fatal flaw was the weight.

But I had worked on the very same theories myself in Manchester for nearly three days and there was one fatal flaw in them.

Is that perhaps then her fatal flaw, her love for both her son and grandchildren?

That fatal flaw of wind round the Point, which the master had foreseen, had come upon us.

Yes, he thought, while she wept, here was the fatal flaw in any Tolstoian half-way house that promised peace.

The superstitious Cantonese believed that the sunbeam which revealed the fatal flaw was a messenger sent from heaven!

It did not secure supremacy to the will of the Irish nation; this, as appeared in 1800, was its fatal flaw.

But all her schemes seemed to possess some fatal flaw, and she was desperately afraid of the truth.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fatal flaw, such as: achilles' heel, failing flaw, hamartia, tragic flaw, and weak point.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.