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Imperfection vs. Flaw

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Imperfectionnoun

(uncountable) Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.

‘You can accept your imperfection or try to improve.’;

Flawnoun

(obsolete) A flake, fragment, or shiver.

Imperfectionnoun

(countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.

‘He loves me despite my imperfections.’;

Flawnoun

(obsolete) A thin cake, as of ice.

Imperfectionnoun

The quality or condition of being imperfect; lack of perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish.

‘Sent to my accountWith all my imperfections on my head.’;

Flawnoun

A crack or breach, a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion.

‘There is a flaw in that knife.’; ‘That vase has a flaw.’;

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Imperfectionnoun

the state or an instance of being imperfect

Flawnoun

A defect, fault, or imperfection, especially one that is hidden.

Flawnoun

(in particular) An inclusion, stain, or other defect of a diamond or other gemstone.

Flawnoun

(legal) A defect or error in a contract or other document which may make the document invalid or ineffective.

‘a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a statute’;

Flawnoun

A sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration; windflaw.

Flawnoun

A storm of short duration.

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Flawnoun

A sudden burst of noise and disorder

Flawverb

(transitive) To add a flaw to, to make imperfect or defective.

Flawverb

(intransitive) To become imperfect or defective; to crack or break.

Flawnoun

A crack or breach; a gap or fissure; a defect of continuity or cohesion; as, a flaw in a knife or a vase.

‘This heartShall break into a hundered thousand flaws.’;

Flawnoun

A defect; a fault; as, a flaw in reputation; a flaw in a will, in a deed, or in a statute.

‘Has not this also its flaws and its dark side?’;

Flawnoun

A sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel.

‘And deluges of armies from the townCame pouring in; I heard the mighty flaw.’;

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Flawnoun

A sudden burst or gust of wind of short duration.

‘Snow, and hail, and stormy gust and flaw.’; ‘Like flaws in summer laying lusty corn.’;

Flawverb

To crack; to make flaws in.

‘The brazen caldrons with the frosts are flawed.’;

Flawverb

To break; to violate; to make of no effect.

‘France hath flawed the league.’;

Flawnoun

an imperfection in a device or machine;

‘if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer’;

Flawnoun

defect or weakness in a person's character;

‘he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless’;

Flawverb

add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective

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