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defective

de·fec·tive

defective

 
 
pronunciation:
dih fek tv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having a flaw, error, or other imperfection.
The company was forced to recall the cars because of defective engines.
synonyms:
faulty, flawed, imperfect
antonyms:
flawless, perfect
similar words:
broken, erroneous, inaccurate, incorrect, inoperative, on the blink, poor
definition 2: lacking an essential element or part.
The plan was defective because it lacked safety provisions.
synonyms:
deficient
antonyms:
complete
similar words:
incomplete, lacking, wanting
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derivations: defectively (adv.), defectiveness (n.)