: having a defect or imperfection
a flawed diamond
a flawed plan

Examples of flawed in a Sentence

a flawed paint job that resulted in some peeling almost as soon as the paint had dried
Recent Examples on the Web Something happens to all these flawed people, however monstrous. Jack Dunn, Variety, 12 July 2024 The study highlights, yet again, that the overreliance on metrics to evaluate researchers, their work and their impact may be inherently flawed and wrong. Lonni Besançon, Discover Magazine, 11 July 2024 What some of your readers fail to conceptually grasp is that both the president and Donald Trump are extremely flawed individuals. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 11 July 2024 But this Court has suddenly found that the Chevron decision rests on a flawed legal principle. Washington Post Live, Washington Post, 10 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for flawed 

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Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flawed was in 1608

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“Flawed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flawed. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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