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flawless

[flaw-lis] /ˈflɔ lɪs/
adjective
1.
having no defects or faults, especially none that diminish the value of something:
a flawless Ming Dynasty vase.
2.
legally sound:
The prosecution had a flawless case.
3.
having no discernible blemishes or shortcomings; perfect:
flawless French; flawless beauty.
Origin of flawless
flaw1 + -less
Related forms
flawlessly, adverb
flawlessness, noun
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  • The supreme confidence of this woman and the flawlessness of her schemes dazed him.

    The Puppet Crown Harold MacGrath
  • It recorded nothing more than the lens had seen, yet its flawlessness required no aid of art and asked no odds of color.

    The Portal of Dreams Charles Neville Buck
  • She had assumed his innocence with the same certainty that her eye assumed the flawlessness of the overheard blue.

  • And what shall we say of bone itself as a mere material or tissue, with its admirable lightness, compactness, and flawlessness.

  • flawlessness leaves the weaker imagination so little to take hold of: it is slippery.

  • Besides, it was the only way to preserve the purity of her intention, the flawlessness of the crystal.

Word Origin and History for flawlessness

flawless

n.

1640s, from flaw + -less. Related: Flawlessly; flawlessness.

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