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Synonyms for defective
dɪˈfɛk tɪvde·fec·tive

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Wiktionary

  1. defectiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    faulty

  2. defectiveadjective

    Having one or more defects.

    Synonyms:
    faulty

  3. defectiveadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. defective, faultyadjective

    having a defect

    "I returned the appliance because it was defective"

    Synonyms:
    incorrect, faulty, wrong, bad

    Antonyms:
    normal, functioning, perfect

  2. defectiveadjective

    markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior

    "defective speech"

    Synonyms:
    faulty, bad

    Antonyms:
    functioning, normal, perfect

  3. bad, defectiveadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defectiveadjective

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

  2. defectiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    imperfect, faulty, not perfect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "defective":

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

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How to use defective in a sentence?

  1. Mark Rosekind:

    Fiat Chrysler's pattern of poor performance put millions of its customers and the driving public at risk, this action will provide relief to owners of defective vehicles, will help improve recall performance throughout the auto industry, and gives Fiat Chrysler the opportunity to embrace a proactive safety culture.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Joshua Neff:

    Fiat Chrysler failed to notify owners within the required 60 days in seven (of 23) recalls we are discussing here today, in two additional recalls associated with defective Takata air bags, Fiat Chrysler misled the agency about its owner notifications and failed to send recall notices to vehicle owners for months.


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