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Synonyms for flaw

Synonyms for flaw

something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure

Synonyms for flaw

an imperfection in an object or machine

defect or weakness in a person's character

an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness

add a flaw or blemish to


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On the other hand, if the second case supposed were the true one, what had been the flaw in her reputation?
I reckon I knowed that," Tom says, "but you bet he'll have one before he goes out of this -- because he's going out RIGHT, and there ain't going to be no flaws in his record.
As the service proceeded, the clergyman drew such pictures of the graces, the winning ways, and the rare promise of the lost lads that every soul there, thinking he recognized these pictures, felt a pang in remembering that he had persistently blinded himself to them always before, and had as persistently seen only faults and flaws in the poor boys.
She is eighteen, and he twenty-two, and they are fairly matched, though some knowing ones, who have all the pedigrees in the world by heart, will have it that the family of the fair Quiteria is better than Camacho's; but no one minds that now-a-days, for wealth can solder a great many flaws.
It was good logic, good, earthly, feminine logic, and if it satisfied her I certainly could pick no flaws in it.
THE TEMPERATURE of the regions west of the Rocky Mountains is much milder than in the same latitudes on the Atlantic side; the upper plains, however, which lie at a distance from the sea-coast, are subject in winter to considerable vicissitude; being traversed by lofty "sierras," crowned with perpetual snow, which often produce flaws and streaks of intense cold This was experienced by Captain Bonneville and his companions in their progress westward.
The Rocky Mountains are subject to tempestuous winds from the west; these sometimes come in flaws or currents, making a path through the forests many yards in width, and whirling off trunks and branches to a great distance.
Archer wondered how many flaws Lefferts's keen eyes would discover in the ritual of his divinity; then he suddenly recalled that he too had once thought such questions important.
He speaks of "help for the sight far above spectacles and glasses," also "glasses and means to see small and minute bodies perfectly and distinctly, as the shapes and colours of small flies and worms, grains and flaws in gems, which cannot otherwise be seen.
Upon further research, SourceDNA identified 1,000 apps used by iPhones, iPods and iPads that are actually affected by the security flaw which allows what they called the "proverbial coffee shop attacker to easily bypass SSL and see all of your app's user credentials and banking data.
The Global Magnetic Flaw Detector Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the magnetic flaw detector industry.
Lot 1 services maintenance, repair and overhaul for the test van flaw PRAM-SEBA KMT for 13 labs flaw belonging to SC Enel Distribution Muntenia SA, SC Enel Distribution Banat SA and Enel Distribution Dobrogea.
v=SvzW_d5Q0vg) EverythingApplePro YouTube channel has a video that shows the security flaw that allows the user to access anything on the iPhone by bypassing Touch ID and Passcode security feature.
And then we made a conscious effort to focus only on that flaw, sometimes for many practice sessions, until we cleaned it up.
Swiss testing firm High-Tech Bridge has revealed that compared to the year before, critical flaws were being patched in less than 11 days in 2013, while medium and low-risk bugs were fixed in 13 and 25 days respectively.