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flaw

play
noun \ˈflȯ\

Definition of flaw

  1. 1 :  a sudden brief burst of wind; also :  a spell of stormy weather

  2. 2 obsolete :  an outburst especially of passion



Origin of flaw

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian flaga gust, squall


First Known Use: 1513

Rhymes with flaw


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flaw

noun

Definition of flaw

  1. 1 a :  a defect in physical structure or form <a diamond with a flaw> b :  an imperfection or weakness and especially one that detracts from the whole or hinders effectiveness <vanity was the flaw in his character> <a flaw in the book's plot>

  2. 2 obsolete :  fragment

flawed play \ˈflȯd\ adjective
flawless play \-ləs\ adjective
flawlessly adverb
flawlessness noun


Origin of flaw

Middle English, flake, from Old Norse flaga stone slab, moldarflaga thin layer of turf; akin to Old English flōh flat stone


First Known Use: 1586


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flaw

verb

Definition of flaw

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make flaws in :  mar

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become defective




FLAW Defined for Kids

flaw

play
noun \ˈflȯ\

Definition of flaw for Students

  1. :  a small fault or weakness <There is a flaw in the plan.>

flawless \-ləs\ adjective




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