1. defective

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛktɪv'] having a defect.


  • faulty


  • best
  • better

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Rhymes with Defective

  • retrospective
  • introspective
  • anti-infective
  • prospective
  • irrespective
  • subjective
  • respective
  • reflective
  • projective
  • perspective
  • ineffective
  • convective
  • selective
  • protective
  • objective
  • invective
  • infective
  • directive
  • detective
  • connective
  • collective
  • elective
  • effective
  • corrective
  • affective

Sentences with defective

1. Adjective
If the pump is stuck or defective, your washer may not spin.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Replace a defective, leaking valve right away.

Quotes about defective

1. Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom - it doesn't have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations - but that doesn't explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective.
- James Wolcott

2. The scepticism which men affect towards their higher inspirations is often not an honest doubt, but a guilty negligence, and is a sign of narrow mind and defective wisdom.
- James Martineau, Tides of the Spirit: Selections from the Writings of James Martineau

2. defective

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛktɪv'] markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior.


  • unnatural


  • obedient
  • good

3. defective

adjective. ['dɪˈfɛktɪv'] not working properly.


  • malfunctioning
  • bad


  • serviceable
  • functional
  • favorable