- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. imperfect, defective, flawed, blemished, deficient, impaired, malformed, distorted, weak, tainted, debased, adulterated, leaky, seamed, damaged, incomplete, awry, amiss, unsound, spotted, cracked, warped, lame, maimed, crazy, sprung, injured, broken, wounded, hurt, worn, battered, frail, crude, botched, insufficient, inadequate, incomplete, found wanting, out of order, below par, incorrect, erroneous, unfit, substandard; see also unsatisfactory , wrong 2 .Ant. whole*, perfect, unimpaired.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.imperfect, flawed, defective, deficient, impaired, lacking, incorrect, wrong, unsound, malfunctioning.ANT.: perfect, flawless, soundIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Having a defect or defects: defective, imperfect. See BETTER.
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faulty — fault‧y [ˈfɔːlti ǁ ˈfɒːlti] adjective if a machine, system etc is faulty, there is something wrong with it that prevents it from working correctly: • Owners of affected cars can go to their dealerships to have the faulty part replaced. * * *… … Financial and business terms
Faulty — Fault y, a. 1. Containing faults, blemishes, or defects; imperfect; not fit for the use intended. [1913 Webster] Created once So goodly and erect, though faulty since. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Guilty of a fault, or of faults; hence, blamable;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
faulty — I adjective aberrant, amiss, awry, below par, blemished, damaged, defective, deficient, distorted, errant, erroneous, fallacious, false, flawed, found wanting, full of faults, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, improper, inaccurate, inadequate,… … Law dictionary
faulty — faulty; un·faulty; … English syllables
faulty — late 14c., from FAULT (Cf. fault) + Y (Cf. y) (2) … Etymology dictionary
faulty — [adj] not working; incorrect adulterated, amiss, awry, bad, below par, blamable, blemished, botched, broken, cracked, damaged, debased, defective, deficient, distorted, erroneous, fallacious, fallible, false, flawed, frail, impaired, imperfect,… … New thesaurus
faulty — ► ADJECTIVE (faultier, faultiest) ▪ having or displaying faults. DERIVATIVES faultily adverb faultiness noun … English terms dictionary
faulty — [fôl′tē] adj. faultier, faultiest [ME fauti] having a fault or faults; defective, blemished, imperfect, or erroneous faultily adv. faultiness n … English World dictionary
faulty — UK [ˈfɔːltɪ] / US [ˈfɔltɪ] adjective Word forms faulty : adjective faulty comparative faultier superlative faultiest 1) not working correctly or made correctly You are only entitled to a refund if the goods are faulty. faulty brakes 2) a faulty… … English dictionary
faulty — fault|y [ˈfo:lti US ˈfo:lti] adj 1.) not working properly, or not made correctly ▪ Customers may ask for a refund if the goods are faulty. ▪ a faulty gene that causes breast cancer 2.) a faulty way of thinking about something contains a mistake,… … Dictionary of contemporary English
faulty — fault|y [ fɔlti ] adjective 1. ) not working correctly or made correctly: You are only entitled to a refund if the goods are faulty. faulty brakes 2. ) a faulty argument or a faulty way of thinking about something contains mistakes that can… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English