1 fault, defect, imperfection, error, mistake, blemish, blot, stain, taint, (black) mark, damage, disfigurement, failing, weakness, weak spot; loophole:
Flaws in the casting give this bell a dull sound. I can see flaws in your argument.
2 crack, break, breach, chink, chip, fracture, rupture, fissure, cleft, split, slit, cut, gash, rent, rift, tear, rip, puncture, hole, perforation:
The tiniest flaw may reduce the value of a pot to a collector.
3 damage, harm, spoil, ruin, mark, weaken, disfigure:
Careless workmanship has flawed many of the objects they produced.
4 discredit, stigmatize, damage, hurt, harm; taint, mar, stain, blot:
Her reputation has already been flawed.
main, major, serious | basic, fatal, fundamental | minor, slight, small | obvious | design
VERB + FLAW
Unfortunately, this plate has a slight flaw in it.
| look for | discover, find, identify, see
It took me a long time to find the flaw in her logic. Engineers have identified serious design flaws in the proposed nuclear waste dump.
| expose, highlight, point out/to, reveal
The markets have exposed the fatal flaw in the government's economic policy.
FLAW + VERB
Flaws have appeared in the new version of the software.
one of the major flaws in his character
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