Spinoza's aim in revealing the defectiveness of the Bible was not theological but philosophical.
It could not indeed be otherwise; the defectiveness of the calendar must necessarily falsify all their records as to time.
Its defectiveness of numbers did not constitute its only weakness.
Thirty answers have been thrown out for irrelevancy or defectiveness.
defectiveness is a recessive factor; normality a dominant one.
The low state of vitality in the blood of the drunkard accounts for the defectiveness of a large per cent.
Union supplements the defectiveness of each alone, and develops its full forcefulness.
It is obvious that a defective vacuum may or may not prevent an engine from starting, according to the degree of defectiveness.
In 361 the distinction between irregularity and defectiveness was slightly foreshadowed.
The distinction between irregularity and defectiveness has been foreshadowed.
mid-14c., from Middle French défectif (14c.) and directly from Late Latin defectivus, from defect-, past participle stem of deficere (see deficient). A euphemism for "mentally ill" from 1898 to c.1935. Related: Defectively; defectiveness.
defective de·fec·tive (dĭ-fěk'tĭv)
Having an imperfection or malformation.
Lacking or deficient in some physical or mental function.