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Synonyms for defective
dɪˈfɛk tɪv

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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:

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

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How to use defective in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man is flawed; universe is imperfect; the functioning of the cosmos is defective! Everything seems to be severely punished by the imperfection! May be the real challenge of men is to correct all these flaws! It is possible to think that God is an evolutionary perfectionist! He creates things as unimportant and faulty; then let them all alone and fateless to evolve to perfection!

  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. 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.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A chief reason for an unrealistic price rise, inflation, poor employment generation & economic recession is ‘Right Person in Wrong Position’ leading to implementation of ineffective policy & defective strategy and thereby imperilling the GDP (Growth, Development & Progress) of the nation.

  5. David Meyre:

    If you know the gene and the function of the gene, then you know which biological mechanism is defective.


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