flawed flawed [flɔːd ǁ flɒːd] adjective
having a mistake or weakness:

• The plane crashed as a result of a flawed engine fan disk.

• Outside experts warned the study could be deeply flawed.

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flawed UK US /flɔːd/ adjective
having or containing one or more faults, mistakes, or weaknesses: »

Don't rush to another flawed conclusion.

badly/deeply/seriously flawed »

These results were the outcome of a process that seems to have been deeply flawed.


The system is not just broken but fundamentally flawed.


flawed logic/reasoning

Financial and business terms. 2012.