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fault·y

 (fôl′tē)
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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faulty

(ˈfɔːltɪ)
adj, faultier or faultiest
1. defective or imperfect
2. archaic culpable
ˈfaultily adv
ˈfaultiness n
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fault•y

(ˈfɔl ti)

adj. fault•i•er, fault•i•est.
having faults or defects; imperfect.
[1300–50]
fault′i•ly, adv.
fault′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.faulty - having a defect; "I returned the appliance because it was defective"
imperfect - not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect"
2.faulty - characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules; "he submitted a faulty report"; "an incorrect transcription"; the wrong side of the road"
inaccurate - not exact; "an inaccurate translation"; "the thermometer is inaccurate"
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faulty

adjective
2. incorrect, wrong, flawed, inaccurate, bad, weak, invalid, erroneous, unsound, imprecise, fallacious Their interpretation was faulty.
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faulty

adjective
Having a defect or defects:
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Translations
خاطِئ، ناقِص، مَعيب، لا يَعْمل كما يَجِبمَعِيب
vadný
defektfejlbehæftet
viallinen
pokvaren
gallaîur
欠陥のある
결점이 있는
felaktig
ซึ่งมีข้อผิดพลาด
bị lỗi

faulty

[ˈfɔːltɪ] ADJ (faultier (compar) (faultiest (superl)))
1. [machine etc] → defectuoso
2. (= imperfect) [reasoning, argument etc] → imperfecto
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faulty

[ˈfɔːlti] adj
(= malfunctioning) [machine, brakes] → défectueux/euse; [gene] → défectueux/euse
This machine is faulty → Cette machine est défectueuse.
(not in perfect condition) [goods] → qui a un défaut
I returned the shirt because it was faulty → J'ai rapporté la chemise parce qu'elle avait un défaut.
[argument, reasoning, logic] → erroné(e)
[information] → erroné(e)
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faulty

adj (+er) (Tech, Biol) → defekt; (Comm) → fehlerhaft; reasoning, logicfalsch, fehlerhaft
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faulty

[ˈfɔːltɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → difettoso/a
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fault

(foːlt) noun
1. a mistake; something for which one is to blame. The accident was your fault.
2. an imperfection; something wrong. There is a fault in this machine; a fault in his character.
3. a crack in the rock surface of the earth. faults in the earth's crust.
verb
to find fault with. I couldn't fault him / his piano-playing.
ˈfaultless adjective
without fault; perfect. a faultless performance.
ˈfaultlessly adverb
ˈfaulty adjective
(usually of something mechanical) not made or working correctly.
at fault
wrong or to blame. She was at fault.
find fault with
to criticize or complain of. She is always finding fault with the way he eats.
to a fault
to too great an extent. She was generous to a fault.
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faulty

مَعِيب vadný defekt fehlerhaft ατελής defectuoso viallinen défectueux pokvaren difettoso 欠陥のある 결점이 있는 defect defekt wadliwy defeituoso неисправный felaktig ซึ่งมีข้อผิดพลาด hatalı bị lỗi 有缺点的
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faulty

a. defectuoso-a, imperfecto-a.
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References in classic literature ?
The best proof is that on the stage and in dramatic competition, such plays, if well worked out, are the most tragic in effect; and Euripides, faulty though he may be in the general management of his subject, yet is felt to be the most tragic of the poets.
If there be inconsistencies and errors, let the blame fall not upon John Carter, but rather upon my faulty memory, where it belongs.
In Plato's Republic, Socrates is introduced treating upon the changes which different governments are liable to: but his discourse is faulty; for he does not particularly mention what changes the best and first governments are liable to; for he only assigns the general cause, of nothing being immutable, but that in time everything will alter [***tr.: text is unintelligible here***] he conceives that nature will then produce bad men, who will not submit to education, and in this, probably, he is not wrong; for it is certain that there are some persons whom it is impossible by any education to make good men; but why should this change be more peculiar to what he calls the best-formed government, than to all other forms, and indeed to all other things that exist?
Let your most faulty characters always be on the wrong side, and your virtuous ones on the right.
Blurred and blotted, faulty and feeble as the lines were, they brought a look of inexpressible comfort to Beth's face, for her one regret had been that she had done so little, and this seemed to assure her that her life had not been useless, that her death would not bring the despair she feared.
'Generally: but then, I did not spoil you; and you were not perfect angels after all: Mary had a fund of quiet obstinacy, and you were somewhat faulty in regard to temper; but you were very good children on the whole.'
I could not, I confess, help being pleased with what I ascribed to the motive of friendship, though it was carried to an excess, and all excess is faulty and vicious: but in this I made allowance for youth.
She was a very faulty and passionately human child, with no aspirations towards being an angel of the house, but she had a sense of duty and a desire to be good,--respectably, decently good.
Borckman was on his way for another nip, after having thickly threatened to knock seven bells and the ten commandments out of the black at the wheel for faulty steering, when Jerry appeared before him and blocked the way to his desire.
Say to Lebonaitre of Paris that you consider his last reports faulty. No mention was made of Monsieur C's visit to the Russian Embassy, or of the supper party given to the Baron von Erlstein by a certain Russian gentleman.
"I agree with you," replied the stranger; "we are unfashioned creatures, but half made up, if one wiser, better, dearer than ourselves--such a friend ought to be--do not lend his aid to perfectionate our weak and faulty natures.
Such behaviour as this, so exactly the reverse of her own, appeared no more meritorious to Marianne, than her own had seemed faulty to her.