flawed

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From Middle English flaued, equivalent to flaw +‎ -ed.

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flawed (comparative more flawed, superlative most flawed)

  1. Having a flaw
    Flawed diamonds are generally not used in jewellery.
    His design for a perpetual motion machine is flawed because water does not flow uphill.
    He presents Hitler’s rise as an element of the collapse of a republic confronting dilemmas of globalization with imperfect instruments and flawed leaders., Timothy Snyder, The New York Times, June 14, 2018, How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?

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