faulty

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. defective; erroneous, wrong. See imperfection, error. Ant., faultless.
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, sound
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Having a defect or defects: defective, imperfect. See BETTER.

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