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defective

adj. not being capable of fulfilling its function, ranging from a deed of land to a piece of equipment. (See: defect, defective title)

defective

adjective amiss, awry, below par, below stannards, beneath standards, blemished, broken, bruised, crippled, damaged, deficient, deformed, distorted, falling short, faultful, faulty, flawed, impaired, imperfect, imperfectus, incomplete, incondite, incorrect, infirm, injured, insufficient, lacking, lame, marred, mutilated, out of order, unfinished, unsound, wanting, warped, weak
Associated concepts: defective and unsafe condition, defeccive condition, defective construction, defective in form, deeective in substance, defective instrumentality, defective maahinery, defective materials, defective or dangerous condition, defective product, defective service of process, defective title, defective workmanship or material, defective writ, mentally defective, products liability
See also: bad, blemished, broken, deficient, fallacious, faulty, imperfect, inferior, insufficient, marred, non compos mentis, nonsubstantial, peccable, poor, undesirable, unsound
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We had identified the unhappy woman whom I had met in the night-time with Anne Catherick--we had made some advance, at least, towards connecting the probably defective condition of the poor creature's intellect with the peculiarity of her being dressed all in white, and with the continuance, in her maturer years, of her childish gratitude towards Mrs.
Amidst this assemblage of all that was insignificant and defective, much that was vicious and repulsive (by that last epithet many would have described the two or three stiff, silent, decently behaved, ill-dressed British girls), the sensible, sagacious, affable directress shone like a steady star over a marsh full of Jack-o'-lanthorns; profoundly aware of her superiority, she derived an inward bliss from that consciousness which sustained her under all the care and responsibility inseparable from her position; it kept her temper calm, her brow smooth, her manner tranquil.
The learning of this people is very defective, consisting only in morality, history, poetry, and mathematics, wherein they must be allowed to excel.