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synonyms for hamartia

  • Achilles' heel
  • failing flaw
  • tragic flaw
  • weak point
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How to use hamartia in a sentence

Hamartia means originally a 'bad shot' or 'error', but is currently used for 'offence' or 'sin'.
THE POETICSARISTOTLE
That is not unmotived, however; it is of Aspatia's own choosing and of Amintor's hamartia.
FRANCIS BEAUMONT: DRAMATISTCHARLES MILLS GAYLEY
The pathetic devotion of Aspatia is essential to our understanding of Amintor's tragic weakness, his hamartia.
FRANCIS BEAUMONT: DRAMATISTCHARLES MILLS GAYLEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HAMARTIA

  • Achilles' heel
  • failing flaw
  • hamartia
  • tragic flaw
  • weak point
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.