flawed flawed  /f ˈlɔd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having a blemish or flaw

Usage(s):

  1. Alfred Kinsey's celebrated sex surveys in the 1940s and '50s were breakthrough studies, but they were methodologically flawed and didn't delve into the issue of teenage sex.
  2. But Spider-Man's flawed hero fits naturally into a flawed world, where sometimes the best intentions and superdefenses fall tragically short.
  3. Boris Yeltsin was flawed and ineffective, yet held significant powers.

News

  1. Designs for Miami Beach Convention Center are sleek, smart — but flawed

    Two competing designs for a new Miami Beach Convention Center are sleek, smart and sophisticated. But the visioning process for the project is flawed.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  2. Illinois sheriff: Gun bill 'fatally flawed'

        CHICAGO (AP) -- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the concealed carry bill recently passed by the Illinois Legislature is “fatally flawed.” Dart says the measure’s permitting process wouldn’t stop some people from having guns who shouldn’t have them. Dart made the assertion in a letter Wednesday to Gov. Pat Quinn that was obtained by The Associated Press. Quinn is considering whether to sign ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KMOV St. Louis

  3. Cook Co. sheriff: Concealed carry bill 'fatally flawed'

    CHICAGO -- The sheriff of Illinois' most populous county believes a proposed concealed weapons law is "fatally flawed" because it all but guarantees that people who should not be allowed to have guns will be able to get them, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The State Journal-Register

Quotes

  1. Letterman told viewers: "I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception."
    on Jun 17, 2009 By: David Letterman Source: Sky News

  2. "The best we can do with this flawed approach is stave off defeat," Sanchez said.
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Ricardo Sanchez Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion," Murtha said.
    on Nov 17, 2005 By: John Murtha Source: FOXNews

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