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Definition of Flaw

Flaw

  1. A crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife or a vase.
  2. A defect; a fault; as, a flaw in reputation; a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a statute.
  3. A sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel.
  4. A sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration.
  5. To crack; to make flaws in.
  6. To break; to violate; to make of no effect.

Flaw Quotations

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
Confucius

Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw.
William J. H. Boetcker

By my count, more business leaders have failed and derailed because of arrogance than any other character flaw.
Harvey Mackay

I could suddenly see the pressures all around; these endless magazines and cheap reality TV programmes poking at women, humiliating us for every flaw. It makes me so angry. I really wonder what it is we are doing to ourselves, because I do think women can be the worst ones for picking each other apart.
Amanda Burton

You see someone on the street, and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.
Diane Arbus
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Flaw Translations

flaw in German is Fehlerstelle, Mangel
flaw in Italian is difetto, lancio, vizio
flaw in Latin is macula
flaw in Norwegian is feil, mangel
flaw in Spanish is desperfecto, brinco, falla
flaw in Swedish is spricka
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