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Synonyms for defective

Synonyms for (adjective) defective

Synonyms: defective, bad Definition: not working properly Usage: a bad telephone connection; a defective appliance

Similar words: nonfunctional, malfunctioning Definition: not performing or able to perform its regular function Usage: a malfunctioning valve

Synonyms: defective Definition: markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior Usage: defective speech

Similar words: unnatural, abnormal Definition: not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm Usage: abnormal powers of concentration; abnormal amounts of rain; abnormal circumstances; an abnormal interest in food

Synonyms: defective, faulty Definition: having a defect Usage: I returned the appliance because it was defective

Similar words: imperfect Definition: not perfect; defective or inadequate Usage: had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities; imperfect mortals; drainage here is imperfect