Definition of flawed in US English:



  • 1Blemished, damaged, or imperfect in some way.

    ‘flawed crystals’
    • ‘He has informed us that there is a process, and not a rare one, of wastage or discharge of flawed fertilized ova.’
    • ‘The towering sculpture, made out of one piece of flawed marble, has been acclaimed internationally for its depiction of male beauty.’
    unsound, defective, faulty, distorted, inaccurate, incorrect, erroneous, imprecise, fallacious, wrong
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) having a weakness in character.
      ‘a flawed hero’
      • ‘Ripley Holden is a flawed hero; a charismatic family man who trained at the school of hard knocks.’
      • ‘Is the BBC staffed by flawed human beings who will occasionally make mistakes?’
      • ‘Fitz took the archetype of the flawed hero to new extremes.’
      • ‘And scumbags and moral dilemmas abound on the way to an apocalyptic finale for our flawed hero.’
      • ‘This rollicking rethink of The Scottish Play gives a laugh-a-minute take on the downfall of a flawed hero and his psychotically ambitious wife.’
      • ‘It's unusual to have such a flawed hero in a major picture.’
      • ‘I hope baseball sees fit to extend some leniency to a flawed human being who made a serious mistake.’
      • ‘His superb portrayal of Charlie lends him great stature, yet exposes him as a flawed and frustrated man.’
      • ‘Petersen's film draws out the tragedy without pandering to the mainstream, and is populated by flawed heroes rather than knights in shining armour.’
      • ‘Though I might wax too melodramatic in saying so, Trust is even, perhaps, a story of what it is to be a flawed, human hero.’
      • ‘It has the grandeur of a true epic, a thrilling, if flawed hero, momentous political struggles, bravery, love and death.’
      • ‘The best devices are surprising plot twists and a flawed hero who redeems himself by solving the crime.’
      • ‘It is a compelling account of a commonly flawed man who accepted the sacrifices of service and survived with honor.’
      • ‘Crowe is stoic and selfless - a perfectly flawed hero worth rooting for.’