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What is another word for defective?

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Adjective
Faulty, not working or functioning as expected
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“Vehicles with worn or defective shock absorbers are less stable and more liable to go out of control.”
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Physically broken or damaged
“The horse escaped from its stable during the night into the field and thence onto the railway line via a defective fence.”
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Generally low in quality or standard
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“A member of a fitness center was injured while using a defective squat machine.”
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Lacking or deficient in some element or quality
“The man who exceeds in fear and is defective in bravery is called cowardly.”
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Unsuitable for a given purpose
“The copper turned out on trial to be defective for the purpose of sheathing.”
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Having faults or errors
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Rickety in structure and easily damaged
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Rudimentary or crude in form, not thorough or complete
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Having no use, purpose or reason
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Not performing its proper or intended function
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Affected by a disease or illness
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Mentally deficient or underdeveloped
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Erratic or out of control
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Displaying a lack of sensibleness or judgment
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Physically disabled, typically unable to walk properly
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Depraved or perverse in nature
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