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synonyms for tragic flaw

  • Achilles' heel
  • chink in one's armor
  • fatal flaw
  • vulnerability
  • weak point
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How to use tragic flaw in a sentence

Sometimes it comes in literal sobriety, sometimes in derisive travesti, sometimes in tragic aggravation.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The landlady had related the tragic history of the dead mother and the invalid aunt.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The sharpened faculties have something of a lawyer's quickness in detecting a flaw in the indictment.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The tall policeman was an artist at the work; but it nearly brought him to a tragic end, as I will relate.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
He remembered Tony's words later: that another actor was expected with whose entry the piece would turn more real—turn tragic.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Her tragic attitude, her wondrous beauty, awed the men, and they lowered the guns that had been raised to slay the father.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The boatmen sang in deep and almost tragic voices as they plied the enormous oars.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Its only flaw was a dangerous crack through the lamb's nose and front feet.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
A child, christened Charles, was born of this union, but he perished at an early age under very tragic circumstances.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
And yet there was a motive for poor Bellairs' tragic end—one which, in the light of his own knowledge, seemed only too apparent.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
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WORDS RELATED TO TRAGIC FLAW

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