What does the word defective mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Defectively.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Defectiveness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Incomplete; imperfect; faulty.

Usage examples for defective

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