faulty

[fawl-tee]
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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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faulty

adjective faultier or faultiest
  1. defective or imperfect
  2. archaic culpable
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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