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flawless

[flaw-lis]
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:
flaw1 + -less

flawlessly, adverb
flawlessness, noun
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flaw

1 [flaw]
noun
1.
a feature that mars the perfection of something; defect; fault: beauty without flaw; the flaws in our plan.
2.
a defect impairing legal soundness or validity.
3.
a crack, break, breach, or rent.
verb (used with object)
4.
to produce a flaw in.
verb (used without object)
5.
to contract a flaw; become cracked or defective.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English flaw(e), flage, perhaps < Old Norse flaga sliver, flake

flawless, adjective


1. imperfection, blot, spot. See defect. 3. fissure, rift.
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flaw1 (flɔː)
 
n
1.  an imperfection, defect, or blemish
2.  a crack, breach, or rift
3.  law an invalidating fault or defect in a document or proceeding
 
vb
4.  to make or become blemished, defective, or imperfect
 
[C14: probably from Old Norse flaga stone slab; related to Swedish flaga chip, flake, flaw]
 
'flawless1
 
adj
 
'flawlessly1
 
adv
 
'flawlessness1
 
n

flaw2 (flɔː)
 
n
1.  a.  a sudden short gust of wind; squall
 b.  a spell of bad, esp windy, weather
2.  obsolete an outburst of strong feeling
 
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; related to Norwegian flaga squall, gust, Middle Dutch vlāghe]
 
'flawy2
 
adj

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flaw
early 14c., "snowflake, spark of fire," from O.N. 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. Related: Flawed (early 15c.).

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