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Defective synonyms
dĭ-fĕk'tĭv
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Not finished or complete; lacking in something
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  1. Not finished or complete; lacking in something
  2. (Botany) Having either stamens or a pistil only. Used of a flower.
  3. (Gram.) In certain inflected languages, designating or of the tense of a verb that indicates a past action or state as uncompleted, continuous, customary, or going on at the same time as another: “was writing” and “used to write” are English forms corresponding to the imperfect tense in such languages
(Botany) Of a flower, wanting any of the usual floral organs.
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  1. (Botany) Of a flower, wanting any of the usual floral organs.
  2. Not complete.
  3. Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective.
Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
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  1. Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
  2. Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
  3. Not adequate; not sufficient; not equal to what is required
Having or displaying faults; not perfect; not adequate or acceptable.
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  1. Having or displaying faults; not perfect; not adequate or acceptable.
  2. Containing a fault or defect; imperfect or defective.
  3. Having a fault or faults; defective, blemished, imperfect, or erroneous
Not perfect; having a defect, fault, or error
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  1. Not perfect; having a defect, fault, or error
  2. (Botany) Having either stamens or a pistil only. Used of a flower.
  3. (Gram.) In certain inflected languages, designating or of the tense of a verb that indicates a past action or state as uncompleted, continuous, customary, or going on at the same time as another: “was writing” and “used to write” are English forms corresponding to the imperfect tense in such languages
Inadequate in amount, quality, or degree; not sufficient
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  1. Inadequate in amount, quality, or degree; not sufficient
  2. Lacking in some essential; incomplete; defective
  3. Lacking an essential quality or element:
Not complete.
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  1. Not complete.
  2. Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective.
  3. (Botany) Of a flower, wanting any of the usual floral organs.
Absent; lacking; missing
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  1. Absent; lacking; missing
  2. Absent; lacking:
  3. Not measuring up to standards or expectations:
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