WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tragic flaw, [Literature.]
  1. the character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy;
    hamartia.
  • 1950–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tragic flaw n
  1. a failing of character in the hero of a tragedy that brings about his downfall
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