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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall.

Usage examples (14)
  • Your hamartia is your: a. tragic flaw that leads to your downfall.
  • Most common, however, is "hamartia," a term from archery meaning to "miss the mark" particularly by falling short.
  • He hamartia estin he anomia is a most exact definition of it.
  • But hamartia, absolutely, does nowhere, in any good author, nor in the for more
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