Tragic-flaw Definition

noun
In a tragedy, a character flaw, as pride, that leads to the downfall of the protagonist.
Webster's New World

(chiefly literary criticism) A personality trait or other characteristic of a real or fictional individual which is immoral, destructive, or otherwise faulty and which leads to the ruin or profound suffering of that individual.

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hamartia

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Plural:
tragic-flaws

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