Definition of defective :
1. Anything that is defective or lacking in some respect.
2. Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.
3. One who is lacking physically or mentally.
4. Wanting in something; incomplete; lacking a part; deficient; imperfect; faulty; - applied either to natural or moral qualities; as, a defective limb; defective timber; a defective copy or account; a defective character; defective rules.
blemished (part of speech: adjective)
flecked, blotched, disfigured, fractured, distorted, splotched, scuffed, blistered, stained, specked, flawed, tainted, spoiled, scraped, impure, chipped, pockmarked, spotted, tarnished, abraded, damaged, marked, freckled, scored, scabbed, gashed, imperfect, cracked, nicked, deformed, defaced, marred, slit, scratched, notched, blemished, hacked, scarred, discolored
erroneous (part of speech: adjective)
bad (part of speech: adjective)
inadvisable, wrong, unfavorable, invalid, unsound, displeasing, arrant, irremediable, faulty, bad, poor, black, ill-suited, baneful, unsatisfactory, vile, wretched, detrimental, unpleasant, inferior, inadequate
imperfect (part of speech: adjective)
unintellectual (part of speech: adjective)
impure (part of speech: adjective)
- Napoleon was enabled to discover with some ease the great numbers which had concentrated to oppose him from the fact that these numbers had concentrated upon a defective position. - "Waterloo", Hilaire Belloc.
- Its frequent use indicates defective asylum organization or management. - "Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles", Daniel Hack Tuke.
- The order which dictated it gave an opening to misunderstanding; and, as is almost invariably the case when orders are defective, misunderstanding occurred. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.