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Correct spelling:
Having defect; incomplete; insufficient.
erroneous (adjective)
false, misjudged, inaccurate, illogical, misestimated, flawed, marred, miscalculated, misconceived, incorrect, mistaken, fallacious, faulty, distorted, erroneous, botched, misconstrued.
impure (adjective)
sordid, impure, blemished, unclean, slovenly, imperfect, dirty, immoral, obscene.
blemished (adjective)
splotched, fractured, defaced, flecked, notched, stained, disfigured, imperfect, gashed, scraped, deformed, tarnished, spoiled, marked, abraded, impure, damaged, pockmarked, nicked, slit, distorted, scarred, specked, scuffed, hacked, spotted, scabbed, flawed, blotched, blistered, scratched, marred, scored, chipped, discolored, cracked, freckled, tainted, blemished.
unintellectual (adjective)
unintellectual, imbecilic, cretinous, unintelligent, stupid, idiotic, foolish, half-wit, moronic.
bad (adjective)
detrimental, bad, wretched, displeasing, inadequate, arrant, baneful, unfavorable, inferior, unsatisfactory, irremediable, vile, poor, wrong, black, faulty, unsound, invalid, ill-suited, unpleasant, inadvisable.
imperfect (adjective)
tainted, flawed, inadequate, broken, blotched, unfinished, second-rate, faulty, spoiled, incomplete, imperfect, deficient, blemished.
Other synonyms:
pathetic, spoilt, lacking, futile, sorry, excess, better, pointless, bad, forged, high-risk, big, uncollectible, regretful, abnormal, risky, amiss, useless, malfunctioning, purposeless, unfit, inefficient, ineffective, tough, nonfunctional, imperfect, faulty, wanting, worthless, speculative.
Examples of usage:
  1. the defective wire in her lighting apparatus. Hair's - "Jan and Her Job", L. Allen Harker.
  2. I used to think that your government and that of over your children very defective. Sarah's - "Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches", T. S. Arthur.
  3. Neither Joe nor anyone else knows what was in the mind of this defective, desperate, frantic wretch when he sought the neighborhood of Camp Merritt. - "Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp", Percy Keese Fitzhugh.

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