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adj. fault·i·er, fault·i·est
1. Containing a fault or defect; imperfect or defective.
2. Obsolete Deserving of blame; guilty.

fault′i·ly adv.
fault′i·ness n.
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Noun1.faultiness - the state of being defective
imperfection, imperfectness - the state or an instance of being imperfect
bugginess - the state of having bugs
lameness - an imperfection or defectiveness; "a stylist noted for the lameness of his plots"
sickness - defectiveness or unsoundness; "drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure"; "a great sickness of his judgment"
References in classic literature ?
I then thought that my father would be unjust if he ascribed my neglect to vice or faultiness on my part, but I am now convinced that he was justified in conceiving that I should not be altogether free from blame.
Municipal town and rural parish gradually made fresh threads of connection--gradually, as the old stocking gave way to the savings-bank, and the worship of the solar guinea became extinct; while squires and baronets, and even lords who had once lived blamelessly afar from the civic mind, gathered the faultiness of closer acquaintanceship.
Team performance in cross cultural project teams: The moderated mediation role of consensus, heterogeneity, faultiness and trust.
The sectarian differences of Shia versus Sunni faultiness also played huge part in the tribal nature of civil conflict inside Syria.
The Court concluded that a search or seizure cannot be reasonable if a fault in the search or seizure may lead to an innocent person being sanctioned but the law authorizing the search or seizure does not provide a means to challenge the faultiness of the search.
Analyses from a historical perspective show the faultiness of positions that suggest that "such narratives are very rare, don't bother with such texts" (163).
An interesting approach on this matter was published in a study by Galtung, who among other states that "the Balkan integration process within, and the global framework without, are both parts of the story of empires that come, leave deep and bloody faultiness within and without, and then decline and fall" (Galtung, 2013).
Indeed, the interrogation of this terminology continues to be relevant today: The fact that the biracial artist Nayland Blake was initially neglected in the count of black artists in "Art aids America" (several early objections do not list him alongside Derek Jackson, Kia Labeija, Glenn Ligon, and Kalup Linzy) demonstrates some of the faultiness of a demographic approach and raises questions about misrecognitions and illegibilities.
Results showed that if group members advocate gender faultiness (perception of difference in competence based on gender of group member), then it may lead to emotional conflict and tension among the group members, this in turn hampers group creativity.
Despite the faultiness of the temporary solution chosen by the Cabinet to export trash, the Ministry of Environment must go through with it," he said, adding that the focus should be less on debating the export solution and more on finding permanent solutions.
39) This stark division is evidence of the faultiness of the reasonableness standard.