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Definition of Defective

Defective

  1. 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.
  2. Lacking some of the usual forms of declension or conjugation; as, a defective noun or verb.
  3. Anything that is defective or lacking in some respect.
  4. One who is lacking physically or mentally.

Defective Quotations

It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.
Lao Tzu

Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
P. D. James

The study and knowledge of the universe would somehow be lame and defective were no practical results to follow.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
Thomas Aquinas

What does it say about us that people who are considered defective are instinctively caring and compassionate?
Morley Safer
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Defective Translations

defective in German is mangelhafte
defective in Norwegian is mangelfull
defective in Spanish is defectuoso

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