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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
flaw /flɔ:/
  • danh từ
    • cơn gió mạnh
    • cơn bâo ngắn
    • vết nứt, chỗ rạn (thuỷ tinh, đồ sứ); vết (đá quý, kim loại...), khe hở (gỗ)
    • chỗ hỏng (hàng hoá...)
    • vết nhơ, thói xấu
      • a flaw in someone's reputation: vết nhơ trong thanh danh của ai
    • thiếu sót, sai lầm
      • a flaw in a document: một thiếu sót (sai lầm) trong tài liệu
      • a flaw in someone's reasoning: một sai lầm trong tập luận của ai
    • (pháp lý) sự thiếu sót về thủ tục
Concise Dictionary
+an imperfection in a device or machine
+defect or weakness in a person's character
+add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective
Thesaurus Dictionary
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.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 ~ (in sth) a mistake in sth that means that it is not correct or does not work correctly: The argument is full of fundamental flaws. + The report reveals fatal flaws in security at the airport. + There is still a basic flaw in your selection procedure.
2 ~ (in sth) a crack or fault in sth that makes it less attractive or valuable: The vase is in excellent condition except for a few small flaws in its base.
3 ~ (in sb/sth) a weakness in sb's character: There is always a flaw in the character of a tragic hero.
Collocation Dictionary


main, major, serious | basic, fatal, fundamental | minor, slight, small | obvious | design


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.


Flaws have appeared in the new version of the software.


~ in
one of the major flaws in his character

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