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[flaw-lis] /ˈflɔ lɪs/
having no defects or faults, especially none that diminish the value of something:
a flawless Ming Dynasty vase.
legally sound:
The prosecution had a flawless case.
having no discernible blemishes or shortcomings; perfect:
flawless French; flawless beauty.
Origin of flawless
flaw1 + -less
Related forms
flawlessly, adverb
flawlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was fastidious and hyper-critical to a degree, and he wished her ring to suit her, to be flawless.

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
  • Dramatically it was a flawless performance; intellectually it was masterful.

  • Above the open collar of her brown riding costume stood the flawless column of a fair and tall white throat.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • I dug deeper and it came up in chunks, and it was fine and flawless.

    The Jucklins Opie Read
  • In 1799 he carried to Paris and there showed to Lalande several discs of flawless crystal four to six inches in diameter.

Word Origin and History for flawless

1640s, from flaw + -less. Related: Flawlessly; flawlessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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