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English adjective: defective

1. defective having a defect


SamplesI returned the appliance because it was defective.


Synonymsfaulty


Similarimperfect


Antonymsperfect

2. defective markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior


SamplesDefective speech.


Similarabnormal, unnatural


Antonymsnormal

3. defective not working properly


SamplesA bad telephone connection.
A defective appliance.


Synonymsbad


Similarmalfunctioning, nonfunctional


Antonymsfunctioning









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