faulty

adjective \ ˈfȯl-tē \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of faulty

faultier; faultiest
:marked by fault or defect :imperfect

faultily

play \ˈfȯl-tə-lē\ adverb

faultiness

play \ˈfȯl-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of faulty in a Sentence

  1. the cause of the plane crash was traced to faulty wiring

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First Known Use of faulty

14th century


FAULTY Defined for English Language Learners

faulty

adjective

Definition of faulty for English Language Learners

  • : having a mistake, fault, or weakness


FAULTY Defined for Kids

faulty

adjective \ ˈfȯl-tē \

Definition of faulty for Students

faultier; faultiest
:having a fault, flaw, or weakness :imperfect


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