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Correct spelling:
defective
Definition:
Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.

Synonyms:

adjective
all
bad, defective, faulty.
bad
detrimental, inferior, invalid, the pits, ill-suited, cruddy, baneful, bad, inadequate, sad, displeasing, godawful, bottom out, faulty, wrong, unsatisfactory, poorer, not good, wretched, most inferior, black, arrant, unfavorable, vile, poor, grody, inadvisable, irremediable, junky, unsound, unpleasant.
blemished
cracked, fractured, disfigured, gashed, Scabbed, notched, discolored, tarnished, distorted, Scored, Nicked, flawed, blotched, tainted, imperfect, abraded, scarred, defaced, damaged, Hacked, spotted, blemished, specked, freckled, stained, splotched, Scuffed, blistered, scratched, pockmarked, spoiled, marked, chipped, slit, marred, scraped, deformed, flecked, impure.
broken, not working
damaged, amiss, insufficient, seconds, out of order, incomplete, deficient, lacking, blemished, unfinished, wanting, sick, impaired, abnormal, on the bum, unsound, flawed, imperfect, faulty, injured, inadequate, unhealthy, poor, subnormal.
deficient
wanting, rarest, not up to scratch, found wanting, not cut out for, meager, not enough, unassembled, flawed, outta gas, third string, not make it.
disabled
crippled.
dysfunctional
malfunctional, wounded.
erroneous
false, incorrect, Misconceived, all off, miscalculated, misestimated, wrong number, erroneous, faulty, misjudged, fallacious, all wet, inaccurate, inexact, marred, illogical, flawed, mistaken, way off, distorted, Misconstrued, botched.
execrable
heinous.
haywire
out to lunch, in a mess, haywire, amok, schizo, Flipped, Orderless, unglued, psycho.
imperfect
bottom-of-barrel, blemished, blotched, inadequate, incomplete, broken, faulty, sketchy, two bit, spoiled, imperfect, tainted, flawed, unfinished, second-rate, deficient, bottom of barrel, few bugs, junker.
impure
slovenly, imperfect, dirty, sordid, impure, obscene, unclean, blemished, immoral.
incomplete
Unaccomplished, under construction, half-done, incomplete, Unexecuted, unconsummated, half done, Parter.
insufficient
insufficient, out of, short of, incapable, too little too late, unfitted, unample.
jerry-built
jerry-rigged, shoddy.
lacking
Sans, coming up short, can't cut it, deprived of, not making it, not hacking it.
limited
retarded.
minus
minus.
sketchy
Depthless, uncritical.
unintellectual
idiotic, unintellectual, cretinous, imbecilic, stupid, half-wit, moronic, unintelligent, foolish.
wrong
not right, misfigured, fluffed, out of line, Misconstrued, sophistical, ungrounded, off-target, on the wrong track, not precise.
noun
defective
bad, imperfect, faulty, abnormal, nonfunctional, malfunctioning.
inferior
execrable.
Examples of usage:
  1. The consequences of defective order are indeed frightful, whether we regard the physical or the moral evils which are produced. – Colloquies on Society by Robert Southey
  2. Mr. Spalding feared that the bill, should it become a law, would be found defective in not affording any protection to that loyal class of the inhabitants of those communities upon whom the elective franchise was conferred. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  3. He did not believe his plans were defective, and could not help doubting whether they had been faithfully carried out. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  4. The foregoing figures mean that 193 individuals, or 29. 8 percent, of the number studied are decidedly mentally defective. – Commercialized Prostitution in New York City by George Jackson Kneeland
  5. Thus, regions of defective intensity may arise from partial interference by the spreading of either earth- wave in the adjoining rock- mass. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison

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