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Synonyms for defective
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defective, faulty(adj)

    having a defect

    "I returned the appliance because it was defective"

    Synonyms:
    incorrect, faulty, wrong, bad

    Antonyms:
    normal, functioning, perfect

  2. defective(adj)

    markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior

    "defective speech"

    Synonyms:
    faulty, bad

    Antonyms:
    functioning, normal, perfect

  3. bad, defective(adj)

    not working properly

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

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

    Antonyms:
    perfect, functioning, normal

Wiktionary

  1. defective(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    faulty

  2. defective(adjective)

    Having one or more defects.

    Synonyms:
    faulty

  3. defective(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    faulty

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defective

    Synonyms:
    faulty, imperfect, insufficient, deficient, wanting, short

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defective(a.)

    Synonyms:
    deficient, insufficient, inadequate, not full, incomplete

  2. defective(a.)

    Synonyms:
    imperfect, faulty, not perfect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "defective":

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

How to pronounce defective?

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#50756spoilt
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#53805unsound
#54372malfunctioning
#57032inoperative
#80235fallible
#93066uncollectible
#111694blemished
#134051regretful

How to use defective in a sentence?

  1. President Trump:

    This was a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made, the Iran deal is defective at its core.

  2. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay:

    Time advances: facts accumulate; doubts arise. Faint glimpses of truth begin to appear, and shine more and more unto the perfect day. The highest intellects, like the tops of mountains, are the first to catch and to reflect the dawn. They are bright, while the level below is still in darkness. But soon the light, which at first illuminated only the loftiest eminences, descends on the plain, and penetrates to the deepest valley. First come hints, then fragments of systems, then defective systems, then complete and harmonious systems. The sound opinion, held for a time by one bold speculator, becomes the opinion of a small minority, of a strong minority, of a majority of mankind. Thus, the great progress goes on.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It is clear to me that we can not prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement, the Iran deal is defective at The Iran deal core. If we do nothing we know exactly what will happen.

  4. Ryan Pack:

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

  5. John Crowley:

    What the enzyme is designed to do is to replace the enzyme that's missing or defective in people with Pompe, it's designed to get to muscle cells, including the heart, which is a cardiac muscle, to get to the diaphragm, which is involved of course in breathing, and restore muscle function as best as it can.

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