Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Incomplete; imperfect; faulty.

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Usage examples "defective":

  1. The books, also, are defective. - "Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry", Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston.
  2. He is perhaps a defective character; but he is not a mixed one. - "George Bernard Shaw", Gilbert K. Chesterton.
  3. Max, he said at last, your engineering is defective. - "The Big Otter", R.M. Ballantyne.