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  • adj. Having a flaw

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having flaws or imperfections; not perfect; -- applied broadly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a blemish or flaw

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Examples

  • He deconstructed the defendant's trading in stock after stock, trying to debunk what he called the "flawed notion" that the Galleon chief had relied on research and publicly available analyst reports.

    Galleon Prosecutors, Defense Take Their Case to Jurors

  • More SEC Chief Targets Credit Raters SEC Puts Ratings Firms on Notice In his report, Mr. Kotz identified several cases in which the trading and markets division signed off on what he described as flawed applications.

    SEC Criticized on Raters

  • BOLDUAN: One key John McCain supporter did come to the president's defense, Independent Senator Joe Lieberman; he says the U.S. should reject what he calls the flawed and naive thinking that by sitting down with terrorist groups and their supporters like Iran, they will stop being threats -- Lou.

    CNN Transcript May 15, 2008

  • WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: Happening now, Barack Obama sharpening his criticism of Hillary Clinton, what he calls her flawed judgment.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2007

  • WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: Happening now, Barack Obama sharpening his criticism of Hillary Clinton and what he calls her flawed judgment.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2007

  • Powell now says that some of his prewar arguments for war were based on what he calls flawed sources in the drumbeat that led to the invasion.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2004

  • The Zimbabwe government rejected that report, which it described as flawed and one-sided, and accused the troika of acting unilaterally when it partially suspended Zimbabwe.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They say it would be within the secretary of state's discretion to ignore those ballot; one, because the hand recounts would have been conducted in a tardy fashion; and two, because the hand recounts will have been conducted in a tardy fashion and, two, because they would have been conducted in what they term a flawed fashion.

    CNN Transcript - Breaking News: Palm Beach County Canvassing Board Meets to Consider Manual Recount - November 14, 2000

  • The "Yes" campaign were being too charitable if they really used the word "flawed" to describe the claim that it would cost £250m to change to AV "Tensions mount in Coalition over 'gutter politics' of anti-AV Tories", 28 March.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • MONROVIA, Liberia - Opposition parties in Liberia say they're pulling out of a recent presidential poll which they called "flawed" and say they won't accept the results.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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