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flaw

noun [C]
 
 
/flɔː/
a mistake or bad characteristic that stops someone or something from being perfect: There's a flaw in your reasoning.Faults and mistakes
flawed adjective a flawed argument
Translations of “flaw”
in Vietnamese vết nhơ, thói xấu, chỗ hỏng…
in Spanish defecto…
in Thai ข้อบกพร่อง…
in Malaysian kecacatan…
in French défaut…
in German der Fehler…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤, 缺點, 缺陷,瑕疵…
in Indonesian cacat…
in Russian изъян, недостаток…
in Turkish zaaf, zayıflık, kusur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误, 缺点, 缺陷,瑕疵…
in Polish błąd, skaza…
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