Rather than a flaw that heightens her appeal, it is a flaw that makes her difficult to forgive.
We are all flawed,” he once acknowledged, “and my flaw is that I can sometimes be aggressive, even mean.
“Perhaps that [sympathy] was a flaw caused by getting to know him,” Issacson reflected.
early 14c., "a flake" (of snow), also in Middle English "a spark of fire; a splinter," from Old Norse flaga "stone slab, flake" (see flagstone); sense of "defect, fault" first recorded 1580s, first of character, later (c.1600) of material things; probably via notion of a "fragment" broken off.
early 15c. (implied in flawed); see flaw (n.). Related: Flawing.