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faulty

[fawl-tee]
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adjective, fault·i·er, fault·i·est.
  1. having faults or defects; imperfect.
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Origin of faulty

First recorded in 1300–50, faulty is from the Middle English word fauty. See fault, -y1
Related formsfault·i·ly, adverbfault·i·ness, nounnon·fault·y, adjectiveun·fault·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for faultiness

Historical Examples

  • Disport yourself; but let your faultiness be concealed by a decent stealthiness.

    Ars Amatoria, or The Art Of Love

    Ovid

  • I have seen many goals scored from faultiness in this respect.

  • I can match you in faultiness and in changefulness and in hope.

    The Precipice

    Elia Wilkinson Peattie

  • Broglio's friends say he himself knew the faultiness of this zigzag form, but had been overruled.

  • The hulks which might have served had also failed; the faultiness of their internal management had been fully proved.


British Dictionary definitions for faultiness

faulty

adjective faultier or faultiest
  1. defective or imperfect
  2. archaic culpable
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Derived Formsfaultily, adverbfaultiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for faultiness

faulty

adj.

late 14c., from fault (n.) + -y (2). Related: Faultiness.

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