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flaw

1
Law an invalidating fault or defect in a document or proceeding

flaw

2
a. a sudden short gust of wind; squall
b. a spell of bad, esp windy, weather

flaw

[flȯ]
(materials)
A discontinuity in a material beyond acceptable established limits.
(meteorology)
An English nautical term for a sudden gust or squall of wind.
(mineralogy)
A faulty part of a gemstone, such as a crack, visible imperfect crystallization, or internal twinning or cleavage.
(oceanography)
The seaward edge of fast ice.
A shore lead just outside fast ice.
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He regulates his interpersonal relations according to an ideal of originary flawlessness.
But the movie's sheer flawlessness turns out to be a flaw in itself.
Even as the surface is manufactured to near flawlessness, Atkins does produce cracks that allow for the mixing of interior and exterior.
According to results, just "I am sure of the flawlessness of my purchased product" and "the brand I have purchased has satisfied my expectations" are significant.
Descent from the flawlessness of the ideal toward visions couched in more human terms is a recurring tendency in Swanson's work, and such small physical imperfections consequently play pivotal conceptual roles.
Like no other work from the last decade in the composer's life, the double-choir Heilig Wq 217 signifies the kind of technical flawlessness and musical effect the composer was striving at and could be proud of.
The hard lines of rightness and flawlessness are illusory.
12) When perfectionism is a personality disposition, including operating as one of a cluster of multidimensional traits of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, (9,12,22) excessively high standards for performance and a striving for flawlessness are accompanied by tendencies to be overly critical of one's behavior.
Just as Christ's physical flawlessness in d'Oggiono's Salvator Mundi communicated his celestial perfection, so the idealised image of Casio could be seen to make visible the true beauty of his soul.
The Outrigger way of doing business is set forth in a set of family values/corporate philosophy referred to as Ke 'Ano Wa'a, which emphasizes flawlessness and accountability, a sense of trust and fairness in all business dealings, and the courage and discipline to act upon one's responsibilities, or Kule'ana.
The singer actress stuns people with her flawlessness and beauty even though she is in very casual clothes.
She is judged beyond reproach in every facet of what she does: beauty and distinctiveness of sound, solidity of technique, flawlessness of musicality, and vividness of expression.