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flaw

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
  • noted the flaw in the diamond before I bought it

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flaw

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of flaw (Entry 2 of 2)

to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of
  • that crack has flawed the vase to the extent that its value in the antiques market is greatly reduced

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The first known use of flaw was in 1513

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“Flaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flaw. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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