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