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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.


uncollectible, wanting, imperfect, abnormal, better, sorry, big, bad, speculative, forged, faulty, regretful, spoilt, high-risk, nonfunctional, excess, lacking, risky, malfunctioning, unfit, tough.

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