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Definitions of defective

  1. Anything that is defective or lacking in some respect. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. One who is lacking physically or mentally. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Defectiveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Defectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior; "defective speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; - applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Having a blemish or flaw of any kind; incomplete; faulty; wanting some of the usual grammatical forms. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Having defect; incomplete; insufficient. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Incomplete; imperfect; faulty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Wanting in something, physical or moral; imperfect; incomplete. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Imperfect; faulty; wanting in something. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for defective

  1. Through misfortune and his own fault he possessed a very defective character. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  2. Either the oar was defective or else he pulled too hard on it as it struck a large wave; whichever it was, one of the oars snapped suddenly. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
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