faulty

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adjective \ˈfȯl-tē\

Definition of faulty

faultier

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faultiest

  1. :  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

14th Century

First Known Use of faulty

14th century


FAULTY Defined for English Language Learners

faulty

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adjective \ˈfȯl-tē\

Definition of faulty for English Language Learners

  • : having a mistake, fault, or weakness


FAULTY Defined for Kids

faulty

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adjective \ˈfȯl-tē\

Definition of faulty for Students

faultier

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faultiest

  1. :  having a fault, flaw, or weakness :  imperfect



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