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    flaw

    - I have my flaws.
    - Pride is the biggest flaw in his personality.
    Are there synonyms for flaw as common and suitable in the sentences above? I mean, would imperfection (for example) sound as natural as flaw?

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    Re: flaw

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    - I have my flaws.
    - Pride is the biggest flaw in his personality.
    Are there synonyms for flaw as common and suitable in the sentences above? I mean, would imperfection (for example) sound as natural as flaw?
    How about shortcomings, blemishes for flaws...?

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    Re: flaw

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    - I have my flaws.
    - Pride is the biggest flaw in his personality.
    To me 'flaw' seems natural in the above sentences.
    But I would like to read a native speaker about it.

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    Re: flaw

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    To me 'flaw' seems natural in the above sentences.
    But I would like to read a native speaker about it.
    I like 'flaw' the best. It's the word we use in literary criticism for character flaws, such as those of tragic heroes. Shortcoming is also good, in a less sombre context. Blemish and imperfection may apply to a part, such as the skin, but we rarely if ever use them for the whole.

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