Synonyms for flaw

Grammar : Noun
Spell : flaw
Phonetic Transcription : flɔ

Top 10 synonyms for flaw Other synonyms for the word flaw

Définition of flaw

Origin :
  • early 14c., "a flake" (of snow), also in Middle English "a spark of fire; a splinter," from Old Norse flaga "stone slab, flake" (see flagstone); sense of "defect, fault" first recorded 1580s, first of character, later (c.1600) of material things; probably via notion of a "fragment" broken off.
  • noun imperfection
Example sentences :
  • The Inspector seized on the one flaw left him for defense against her indictment.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The most carping could have found no flaw in the quiet taste of his attire.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • It was more; it was a mistake, a flaw in her diplomacy; for Calendar intercepted it.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • There was a flaw in one of the rods connected with the engine.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • The complainant's shield was examined and counted, and not a flaw discovered.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Plato, in the spirit of the Megarian philosophy, soon discovers a flaw in the explanation.
  • Extract from : « Theaetetus » by Plato
  • Patrick Fitzmaurice, brogue and all, was an Irish gentleman without a flaw.
  • Extract from : « Stories of a Western Town » by Octave Thanet
  • There was one flaw in his happiness, but that he had forgotten for the moment.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And yet the flaw was but a small one and the explanation simple.
  • Extract from : « Shavings » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He probed for some flaw, sought for some mistake that might have been made.
  • Extract from : « The Tavern Knight » by Rafael Sabatini

Antonyms for flaw

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