Flaw, demerit, disadvantage Hi, everyone. I'd like to know what's the difference between flaw, demerit and disadvantage? Thanks.
Jul 30, 2019 3:40 AM
Answers · 2
Thank you Jon! That's really helpful
August 9, 2019
A flaw is an imperfection or a defect. Demerit can mean fault or defect but in the sense blame is being used. Most often, Demerit means the loss of a privilege to a student, someone in jail, etc...The word is not common where as flaw if more common. Much more common is disadvantage. That term most often is used to describe a person's situation in that their circumstances make success more difficult. An athlete having lots of issues or problems is at a disadvantage with his/her opponent. People living in poor conditions, or abusive homes, or bad neighborhoods are at a disadvantage to succeed. It can also mean having a poor opinion of someone and that affecting their success. For instance, a boss may have a low opinion of a worker, even thought that person may be a good worker, but that person is at a disadvantage for getting a raise or promotion.
July 30, 2019
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