- having faults or defects; imperfect.
Origin of faulty
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Related Wordsdamaged, erroneous, inaccurate, defective, inadequate, deficient, invalid, broken, insufficient, unreliable, cracked, leaky, incomplete, false, flawed, malfunctioning, imprecise, adulterated, amiss, awry
Examples from the Web for faulty
A senior Labour Party MP scoffed at what he suggested was faulty logic.Britain’s Let-Em-All-Die Policy
Nico Hines, Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 1, 2014
Hongkongers aren't asking to secede from China, but Beijing's faulty calculus is only alienating the city.Is Hong Kong Tiananmen 2.0?
September 29, 2014
But the fact remains that the accident would never have occurred in the first place were it not for the faulty switch.The Cops Who Found Out the Truth About GM's Deadly Cars—in 2006
July 17, 2014
The view is faulty, both in it engineering claims and its economic conclusions.The FCC Must Ignore the Silly ‘Net Neutrality’ Advocates
May 19, 2014
Even with faulty projectors and seats that were falling apart, Afghans seemed very excited when the cinemas reopened.Kabul's Major Motion Picture: Cinema's Rebirth in Afghanistan
April 13, 2014
Spare me not, therefore, my dear friend, whenever you think me in the least faulty.
My conduct must then have a faulty appearance at least, and I will endeavour to rectify it.
His technique was faulty, his colors daring, perhaps—but his triumph was for that the greater.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
All his trouble, and mine too, is owing to his faulty character.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
If not, woman must be content with faulty representations of her ideal.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
- defective or imperfect
- archaic culpable
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Word Origin and History for faulty
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