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faulty

[ fawl-tee ]
/ ˈfɔl ti /
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adjective, fault·i·er, fault·i·est.

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
fault·i·ly, adverbfault·i·ness, nounnon·fault·y, adjectiveun·fault·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for faulty

faulty
/ (ˈfɔːltɪ) /

adjective faultier or faultiest

defective or imperfect
archaic culpable
faultily, adverbfaultiness, noun
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