Definition for flaw

noun as in imperfection

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An investigation by ProPublica and the Bay City News Foundation discovered flaws in the State Personnel Board investigation that led to her dismissal.

That means the bill has to be taken seriously even if it has flaws, says Berin Szoka, the founder and president of the thinktank TechFreedom.

The platform isn’t without its flaws and Smalls understands that, said executive creative director Veronica del Rosario.

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Diamonds are made by Mother Nature, of course, so internal flaws are common, but many are too small to be seen by the naked eye.

The hackers were hunting for, and finding, previously unknown flaws, known as zero-day vulnerabilities.

An F-35 was destroyed on takeoff earlier in the year when a design flaw in its Pratt & Whitney F135 engine sparked a fire.

Rather than a flaw that heightens her appeal, it is a flaw that makes her difficult to forgive.

But the logic of the anti-interventionist left is built today around the same moral flaw that it was during the Cold War.

But the most glaring flaw is the decline in female directors.

How Wisconsin police discovered the lethal flaw before it became a national scandal.

The sharpened faculties have something of a lawyer's quickness in detecting a flaw in the indictment.

Its only flaw was a dangerous crack through the lamb's nose and front feet.

Athene (Roman Minerva) however, the goddess of wisdom, had a character without a flaw, and ranked with Apollo in wisdom.

There was not a flaw in the sequence of events, no possible reason for the suspicions which yet lingered at the back of his brain.

His whole scheme was complete, and he reviewed every point of it to make certain there was no flaw in it.


On this page you'll find 91 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flaw, such as: blemish, bug, defect, failing, fault, and foible.

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