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An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
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  1. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
  2. A defect; fault; error
  3. A sudden burst of noise and disorder; a tumult; uproar; a quarrel.
An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal.
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  1. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal.
  2. Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
  3. An imperfection or lack that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming or deficiency.
A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
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  1. A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
  2. A deficiency; a flaw.
The quality or condition of being deficient; incompleteness or inadequacy.
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  1. The quality or condition of being deficient; incompleteness or inadequacy.
  2. (Geometry) The amount by which the number of double points on a curve is short of the maximum for curves of the same degree.
  3. A lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health:
A misdeed.
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  1. A misdeed.
  2. The act or an instance of misbehaving; minor transgression
  3. (Law) Any minor offense, as the breaking of a municipal ordinance, for which statute provides a lesser punishment than for a felony: the penalty is usually a fine or imprisonment for a short time (usually less than one year) in a local jail, workhouse, etc.
A special fondness or inclination:
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  1. A special fondness or inclination:
  2. Something of which one is excessively fond or desirous:
  3. A weak point; fault or defect, as in one's character
The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure.
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  1. The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure.
  2. A slight fault or defect; weakness
  3. Weakness; defect
A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.
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  1. A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.
  2. A small weakness; slight frailty in character
  3. A weakness or failing of character.
A character representing generalized or particular vice in English morality plays.
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  1. A character representing generalized or particular vice in English morality plays.
  2. In old English morality plays, a character, often a buffoon, representing a vice or vice in general
  3. A slight personal failing; a foible:
Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
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  1. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
  2. A violation or infraction of a moral or social code; a transgression or sin.
  3. The act of breaking a law; sin or crime; transgression
(Countable) An instance of doing wrong.
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  1. (Countable) An instance of doing wrong.
  2. (Uncountable) Violation of standards of behavior.
  3. Any act or behavior that is wrong; the doing of wrong; transgression
A wrong or illegal deed; a wrongdoing.
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  1. A wrong or illegal deed; a wrongdoing.
  2. A wrong or wicked act; crime, sin, etc.
A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
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  1. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata.
  2. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata. The sequence of sedimentary strata formed by transgressions and regressions provides information about the changes in sea level during a particular geologic time.
  3. The act or an instance of transgressing; breach of a law, duty, etc.
Unlawful activity:
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  1. Unlawful activity:
  2. An act committed in violation of a law prohibiting it, or omitted in violation of a law ordering it; often, specif., such an act of a serious nature, as a felony: crimes are variously punishable by death, imprisonment, or the imposition of certain fines or restrictions: the range of crime includes felonies and misdemeanors, but not petty violations of local ordinances
  3. An offense against morality; sin
One of the two forms of the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, distinguished from the letter shin by having a dot above the left side of the letter.
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  1. One of the two forms of the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, distinguished from the letter shin by having a dot above the left side of the letter.
  2. A condition of estrangement from God resulting from such disobedience.
  3. A transgression of a religious or moral law, especially when deliberate.
Improper action or behavior
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  1. Improper action or behavior
  2. An improper or unacceptable usage in speech or writing.
  3. An improper or unacceptable use of a word or phrase (Ex.: “borrow” for “lend”)
Erroneous or improper usage; absurdity.
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  1. Erroneous or improper usage; absurdity.
  2. A faux pas or breach of etiquette; a transgression against the norms of expected behavior.
  3. In written language, the intentional use of misspelling and/or incorrect grammar to effect the vernacular of a particular dialect.
A fault, especially a moral weakness.
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  1. A fault, especially a moral weakness.
  2. Any fault or failing arising from such weakness
  3. A fault proceeding from weakness; foible; sin of infirmity.
Behavior, esp. by the young, that is antisocial or in violation of the law
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  1. Behavior, esp. by the young, that is antisocial or in violation of the law
  2. A failure, by act or omission, to perform a legal or contractual obligation.
  3. Failure or neglect to do what duty or law requires
(--- Law) An illegal act done forcefully against another's person, rights, or property; also, legal action for damages resulting from this
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  1. (--- Law) An illegal act done forcefully against another's person, rights, or property; also, legal action for damages resulting from this
  2. Sin [1290]
  3. (Law) Any of various torts involving interference to another's enjoyment of his property, especially the act of being present on another's land without lawful excuse.
Behavior not conforming to prevailing standards or laws; impropriety.
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  1. Behavior not conforming to prevailing standards or laws; impropriety.
  2. Deliberate wrongdoing, especially by government or military officials.
  3. Dishonest or bad management, especially by persons entrusted or engaged to act on another's behalf.
The act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned
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  1. The act of abandoning something, or the state of being abandoned
  2. Willful neglect, as of duty or principle.
  3. An increase in land caused by the recession of sea, river, or other body of water formerly covering it. Ownership is a function of how rapidly the water receded. See also reliction.
The negligent actions of a professional, such as a doctor or lawyer, as evinced by a failure to perform services consistent with the standards of such profession. The negligent actions of a professional, such as a doctor or lawyer, as evinced by a failure to perform services consistent with the standards of such profession.
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  1. The negligent actions of a professional, such as a doctor or lawyer, as evinced by a failure to perform services consistent with the standards of such profession. The negligent actions of a professional, such as a doctor or lawyer, as evinced by a failure to perform services consistent with the standards of such profession.
  2. Misconduct or improper practice in any professional or official position
  3. Performance, as by a physician or lawyer, that falls below the professional minimum standard of care or service for a patient or client, especially when legally actionable because an injury or loss has been suffered by the patient or client.
Wrongdoing; crime
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Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
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  1. Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
  2. An unlawful act, particularly one committed by a public official. An unlawful act, particularly one committed by a public official.
A minor or petty sin or fault
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  1. A minor or petty sin or fault
  2. A small sin or fault.
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A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
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  1. A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
  2. A foolish or stupid mistake
An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
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  1. An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
  2. An error; a blunder.
  3. (Baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place
The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
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  1. The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
  2. (Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
  3. A break in continuity; a pause:
A legally enforceable obligation.
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  1. A legally enforceable obligation.
  2. (Accounting) A debt of a person or business, as a note payable or a long-term debenture
  3. More generally, a debt or other legal obligation to pay an assessed amount (for example, taxes).
(Military) The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)
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  1. (Military) The obligation imposed by law or lawful order or regulation on an officer or other person for keeping accurate record of property, documents, or funds. The person having this obligation may or may not have actual possession of the property, documents, or funds. Accountability is concerned primarily with records, while responsibility is concerned primarily with custody, care, and safekeeping. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)
  2. The state of being accountable; liability to be called on to render an account; accountableness; responsible for; answerable for.
Responsibility for a fault or wrong
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  1. Responsibility for a fault or wrong
  2. (Obs.) Blameworthiness; fault
  3. The state of being responsible for a fault or error; culpability.
To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
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  1. To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
  2. To find fault with; criticize:
  3. To place responsibility for (something):
To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate:
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  1. To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate:
  2. To act as a critic.
  3. To find fault with:
To add an electrical charge to (a battery, etc.)
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  1. To add an electrical charge to (a battery, etc.)
  2. To load to capacity; fill:
  3. To excite; rouse:
To judicially or publicly charge one with a criminal offense.
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  1. To judicially or publicly charge one with a criminal offense.
  2. To formally institute a legal action against a person or corporation wherein they are charged with committing a crime.
  3. To charge with a shortcoming or error.
The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure.
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  1. The act of a person or thing that fails; a failure.
  2. A slight fault or defect; weakness
  3. Weakness; defect
A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.
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  1. A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.
  2. A small weakness; slight frailty in character
  3. A weakness or failing of character.
A fault, especially a moral weakness.
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  1. A fault, especially a moral weakness.
  2. A fault proceeding from weakness; foible; sin of infirmity.
  3. Any fault or failing arising from such weakness
A moral failing or defect in character:
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  1. A moral failing or defect in character:
  2. A moral weakness; defect
  3. A bodily ailment or weakness:
A deficiency; a flaw.
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  1. A deficiency; a flaw.
  2. A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
A personal defect or failing.
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  1. A personal defect or failing.
  2. A special fondness or inclination:
  3. A weak point; fault or defect, as in one's character
A mark that mars the appearance, as a stain, spot, scar, etc.
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  1. A mark that mars the appearance, as a stain, spot, scar, etc.
  2. A small mark that makes the appearance of something less attractive.
  3. Any flaw, defect, or shortcoming
An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
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  1. An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
  2. (Informal) Any microscopic organism, esp. one causing disease; germ or virus
  3. An enthusiast or devotee; a buff:
An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal.
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  1. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal.
  2. An imperfection or weakness; fault; flaw; blemish
  3. An imperfection or lack that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming or deficiency.
A defect or shortcoming in something intangible:
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  1. A defect or shortcoming in something intangible:
  2. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
  3. A defect; fault; error
(Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
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  1. (Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
  2. (Uncountable) Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.
  3. A shortcoming; defect; fault; blemish
A deficiency; a flaw.
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  1. A deficiency; a flaw.
  2. A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
The act of blaming; accusation; condemnation; censure
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  1. The act of blaming; accusation; condemnation; censure
  2. (Obs.) Blameworthiness; fault
  3. Responsibility for a fault or wrong
Remorseful awareness of having done something wrong.
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  1. Remorseful awareness of having done something wrong.
  2. (--- Law) The fact of having been found to have violated a criminal law; legal culpability:
  3. The fact of being responsible for the commission of an offense; moral culpability:
  1. Burden of proof
  2. A difficult or disagreeable responsibility or necessity; a burden or obligation.
  3. Responsibility for a wrong; blame
To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
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  1. To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
  2. To place responsibility for (something):
  3. To find fault with; criticize:
To express strong disapproval of
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  1. To express strong disapproval of
  2. To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate:
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  1. To judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate:
  2. To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
  3. To find fault (with something)
To perform rap or a rap
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  1. To perform rap or a rap
  2. To utter sharply:
  3. To criticize or blame.
To pivot a movie camera along a horizontal plane in order to follow an object or create a panoramic effect.
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  1. To pivot a movie camera along a horizontal plane in order to follow an object or create a panoramic effect.
  2. To wash gravel, sand, or other sediment in a pan.
  3. To cook in a pan
To strike a blow or blows with the fist or some hard object; esp., to rap on a door
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  1. To strike a blow or blows with the fist or some hard object; esp., to rap on a door
  2. To produce by hitting or striking:
  3. To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force:

Synonym Study

  • Vice , although stronger in its implication of moral failure than any of the preceding terms, does not in this connection necessarily suggest actual depravity or wickedness gambling is his only vice
  • Foible refers to a slight weakness that is regarded more as an amusing idiosyncrasy than an actual defect in character eating desserts first is one of his foibles
  • Weakness applies to a minor shortcoming that results from a lack of perfect self-control talking too much is my weakness
  • Failing implies an even less serious shortcoming, usually a common one tardiness was one of his failings
  • Fault , in this comparison, refers to a definite, although not strongly condemnatory, imperfection in character her only fault is stubbornness
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