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Synonyms for defective
dɪˈfɛk tɪvde·fec·tive

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  1. defectiveadjective


  2. defectiveadjective

    Having one or more defects.


  3. defectiveadjective

    lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person.


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  1. defective

    faulty, imperfect, insufficient, deficient, wanting, short

    correct, complete, sufficient, full, ample, abundant, satisfactory

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. defective, faultyadjective

    having a defect

    "I returned the appliance because it was defective"

    incorrect, faulty, wrong, bad

    normal, functioning, perfect

  2. defectiveadjective

    markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior

    "defective speech"

    faulty, bad

    functioning, normal, perfect

  3. bad, defectiveadjective

    not working properly

    "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"

    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, bad, forged, unfit, risky, high-risk, faulty, spoiled, big

    perfect, functioning, normal

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. defectiveadjective

    deficient, insufficient, inadequate, not full, incomplete

  2. defectiveadjective

    imperfect, faulty, not perfect

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "defective":

    faulty, flawed, deficient, poor, malfunctioning, inoperative, bad

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  1. Ryan Pack:

    You say monster, I say martyr. You say murder, I say self-defense. You say legal, I say defective law.

  2. Doug Monsour:

    This jury, after carefully thinking about the evidence for two days, came to the proper decision that this was a defective product.

  3. Ryan Pack:

    If the officials are corrupt, if the laws are defective, if the penalties are unjust, than you have a unjust government.

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Patients who suffer from sexual addictions enter treatment paralyzed by shame and humiliation. They describe themselves as “evil” and “defective.” They desperately want to be liberated from the crush of their destructive behavior, but can’t get out from under it’s demoralizing weight

  5. Transportation Committee:

    The hearing will examine the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the Takata defective air bag recall investigation, Takata’s remediation efforts, how car manufacturers are addressing defective Takata air bags, and ongoing oversight by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

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