Origin of defective
Synonyms for defective
Antonyms for defective
Related Words for defectivenessflaw, weakness, failing, imperfection, dearth, paucity, deficiency, insufficiency, incapacity, shortcoming, ineffectiveness, ineptitude, inefficiency, loss, lack, shortage, blemish, scantiness, drawback, deficit
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Historical Examples of defectiveness
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.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)
Defectiveness is a recessive factor; normality a dominant one.Crime: Its Cause and Treatment
Thirty answers have been thrown out for irrelevancy or defectiveness.A Librarian's Open Shelf
Arthur E. Bostwick
The low state of vitality in the blood of the drunkard accounts for the defectiveness of a large per cent.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction
T. W. Shannon
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.