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wart

1. An imperfection or flaw. Typically used in the phrase "warts and all." If you’re going to marry him, then you better love him, warts and all.
2. An irritating person. Quit being such a wart—you're giving me a headache.
3. An obstacle or impediment. I know it sounds like a great idea, but the wart here is Mom. How are you going to make sure she doesn't see you sneak out?

warts and all

Including any imperfections or flaws. If you're going to marry him, then you better love him, warts and all.
See also: all, and, wart

warts and all

Cliché even with the flaws. It's a great performancewarts and all. Yes, we admire each other very much, warts and all.
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warts and all

Including all blemishes, faults, and shortcomings, as in Rather unwisely, they decided to buy the house, warts and all. This expression supposedly alludes to Oliver Cromwell's instruction to portrait painter Sir Peter Lely to "remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it." [First half of 1600s]
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warts and all

COMMON If you describe or accept someone or something warts and all, you describe or accept them as they really are, including all their faults. After all these years, I know Paul very well and I love him, warts and all. Couldn't you go ahead anyway and write the unauthorized biography, warts and all? Note: You can use warts-and-all before a noun. This is very much a warts-and-all biography. Note: The 17th century English leader Oliver Cromwell is said to have told an artist who was painting his portrait that he did not wish to be flattered: `Remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.'
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warts and all

including features or qualities that are not appealing or attractive. informal
This expression is said to stem from a request made by Oliver Cromwell to the portrait painter Peter Lely : ‘Remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me’.
1998 Times We painted Fayed, warts and all; Fleet Street denounces us for not painting just the warts.
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ˌwarts and ˈall

(informal) including all the faults as well as the good points: She still loves him, warts and all.The story is that Oliver Cromwell asked the painter Sir Peter Lely to paint him exactly as he appeared, including all his bad features such as his warts (= a small hard lump that grows on the skin).
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wart

1. n. an annoying person. (Also a rude term of address.) Tell the wart to leave, or we will be forced to call Spike, who doesn’t care for such persons.
2. n. a problem or an obstruction in a plan. Okay, now we come to the wart. We don’t have the money to carry out this plan.

worry wart

n. someone who worries all the time. Don’t be such a worry wart.
See also: wart, worry

warts and all

Slang
All defects and imperfections notwithstanding: They love each other, warts and all.
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warts and all

With all one’s faults, blemishes, and shortcomings. This term allegedly comes from instructions Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) gave to Sir Peter Lely when commissioning him to paint his portrait: “But remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.” It is still current.
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worry wart

A person who agonizes unduly, anticipating failure or disaster or other misfortune. This slangy term, also spelled worrywart, dates from about 1930. For example, “‘So who’s alarmed?’ I asked. . . . ‘You were, Mr. Worrywart. You saw the Health truck outside and what did you think? Sickness’” (James Patterson, London Bridges, 2004). See also nervous Nellie.
See also: wart, worry

warts and all

Without sparing any literal or figurative blemishes. The phrase is attributed to England's Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, who ordered Sir John Lely, the artist painting his portrait, not to flatter him, but to paint him with any and all physical imperfections . . . “‘warts and all.” As many people over the years credited Cromwell with the phrase, there is no definite proof that he did indeed use it. Still, if he didn't, he should have.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Cryotherpy in the treatment of the backhand resistant common wart. Our Dermatol Online 2014; 5: 258-60.
The degree of improvement was graded as excellent improvement = total resolution of all warts, marked improvement = 76 to 100% decrease in the number and/or apparent wart size, moderate = 51 to 75%, mild = 26 to 50%, and no improvement = [less than or equal to] 25% decline in the number or size of the warts treated.
Those with diameters of erythema and induration less than 20 mm, 20 to 40 mm, and more than 40 mm were injected 0.3, 0.2, and 0.1 mL of the MMR vaccine, respectively, into the same single wart or into the largest wart in case of multiple lesions.
Methods: In this randomized controlled trial, 210 patients suffering from common warts for more than three months duration were enrolled.
Biotechnology company RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ:RXII) said on Friday that it has received encouraging results from its Phase 2 clinical trial of RXI-SCP-1502 for the treatment of common warts.
Being prudent and maintaining hygiene is the key to help avoid contracting warts.
The therapy is cost effective and easy to perform and hence useful for treatment of warts at field level.
Did you know that genital warts are more likely to affect women than men?
Methods: One hundred ten patients with genital warts who were treated in our hospital from June 2013 to October 2014 were selected.
The researchers reviewed data on warts treated with one of four types of lasers: carbon dioxide (C[O.sub.2]), erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG), pulsed dye laser (PDL), or neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG).
A total of 20 participants, 10 males and 10 females presenting for the first time with an untreated plantar wart were included in the study.
Apply a wart treatment product with salicylic acid: Available over the counter, this will help peel the wart-ridden skin and irritate the wart, which may trigger the immune system to respond.
'Verrica made significant progress in the second quarter as the company reported positive topline Phase 2 data of our lead product candidate, VP-102, for the treatment of common warts and also enrolled the first patient in a Phase 2 trial for the treatment of external genital warts with VP-102.
Verrica Pharmaceuticals announced positive topline results from its COVE-1 Phase 2 open label clinical study of VP-102 for the treatment of verruca vulgaris, or common warts. COVE-1 included two cohorts that evaluated the safety and efficacy of VP-102, a novel topical therapy containing a solution of 0.7% cantharidin in a proprietary single-use applicator, in subjects with up to six warts.