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Synonyms for defect
ˈdi fɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt; dɪˈfɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defect(noun)

    an imperfection in a bodily system

    "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"

    Synonyms:
    shortcoming, mar, fault, blemish, flaw

  2. defect, shortcoming(noun)

    a failing or deficiency

    "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"

    Synonyms:
    shortcoming, mar, fault, blemish, flaw

  3. defect, fault, flaw(noun)

    an imperfection in an object or machine

    "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

    Synonyms:
    blemish, mar, shift, faulting, mistake, fault, demerit, shortcoming, break, flaw, fracture, geological fault, error

  4. blemish, defect, mar(verb)

    a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

    "a facial blemish"

    Synonyms:
    blemish, mar, flaw, fault, shortcoming

  5. defect, desert(verb)

    desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

    "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"

    Synonyms:
    desert, forsake, desolate, abandon

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defect

    Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.

    Synonyms:
    blemish, blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defect

    Synonyms:
    shortcoming, omission, fault, imperfection, flaw, blemish, want

    Antonyms:
    supply, sufficiency, emendation, compensation, virtue, ornament, complement

Editors Contribution

  1. gremlin

    a gremlin is an aircraft term for some mysterious kink in the proper workings of onboard systems, a systems "manufacturer's defect" or danger point

    the ailerons deployed opposite one another causing a near fatal spin

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defect(n.)

    Synonyms:
    deficiency

  2. defect(n.)

    Synonyms:
    imperfection, blemish, flaw

  3. defect(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fault, failing, foible

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. defect(n)

    Synonyms:
    blemish, flaw, imperfection, foible, failing, shortcoming, infirmity

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How to use defect in a sentence?

  1. Richard Blumenthal:

    I am deeply concerned that these vintage aircraft, decades old, some of them having been involved in crashes before, are still flying, until we know exactly what caused this crash, a major tragedy, whether it was a defect in the machine or some problem with maintenance or flying. There should be very serious scrutiny over these planes before theyre allowed back in the air.

  2. Raquel Gur:

    The severe defect in his brain made him incapable of distinguishing right from wrong by societal standards.

  3. Charles Rwomushana:

    The two key objectives of the reshuffle were to show that loyalty pays and also to offer opportunity to those who might defect to Mbabazi.

  4. Eddie Ray Routh:

    It is my opinion that he was suffering from a severe mental disease or defect that caused him not to know his conduct was wrong.

  5. Robert Hilliard:

    GM knew this defect caused this death yet, instead of telling the truth, watched silently as Candice was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

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