HyperDic: defective

English > 3 senses of the word defective:
ADJECTIVEalldefective, faultyhaving a defect
alldefectivemarkedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
alldefective, badnot working properly
defective > pronunciation
Soundsdihfeh'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > defective: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving a defect.
Example"I returned the appliance because it was defective"
Synonymfaulty
Broaderimperfectnot perfect
Spanishdefectuoso
Catalandefectiu, defectuós
Nounsdefectivenessthe state of being defective
Adverbsdefectivelyin a defective manner
English > defective: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarkedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior.
Example"defective speech"
Broaderabnormal, unnaturalnot normal
Spanishdefectuoso
Catalandefectuós
English > defective: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot working properly.
Example "a defective appliance"
Synonymbad
Broadermalfunctioning, nonfunctionalnot performing or able to perform its regular function
Spanishmal, malo
Catalandolent, mal
Nounsdefectivenessthe state of being defective

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