faulty

  • 1 faulty — fault‧y [ˈfɔːlti ǁ ˈfɒːlti] adjective if a machine, system etc is faulty, there is something wrong with it that prevents it from working correctly: • Owners of affected cars can go to their dealerships to have the faulty part replaced. * * *… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Faulty — Fault y, a. 1. Containing faults, blemishes, or defects; imperfect; not fit for the use intended. [1913 Webster] Created once So goodly and erect, though faulty since. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Guilty of a fault, or of faults; hence, blamable;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 faulty — I adjective aberrant, amiss, awry, below par, blemished, damaged, defective, deficient, distorted, errant, erroneous, fallacious, false, flawed, found wanting, full of faults, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, improper, inaccurate, inadequate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 faulty — faulty; un·faulty; …

    English syllables

  • 5 faulty — late 14c., from FAULT (Cf. fault) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 faulty — [adj] not working; incorrect adulterated, amiss, awry, bad, below par, blamable, blemished, botched, broken, cracked, damaged, debased, defective, deficient, distorted, erroneous, fallacious, fallible, false, flawed, frail, impaired, imperfect,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 faulty — ► ADJECTIVE (faultier, faultiest) ▪ having or displaying faults. DERIVATIVES faultily adverb faultiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 faulty — [fôl′tē] adj. faultier, faultiest [ME fauti] having a fault or faults; defective, blemished, imperfect, or erroneous faultily adv. faultiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 faulty — UK [ˈfɔːltɪ] / US [ˈfɔltɪ] adjective Word forms faulty : adjective faulty comparative faultier superlative faultiest 1) not working correctly or made correctly You are only entitled to a refund if the goods are faulty. faulty brakes 2) a faulty… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 faulty — fault|y [ˈfo:lti US ˈfo:lti] adj 1.) not working properly, or not made correctly ▪ Customers may ask for a refund if the goods are faulty. ▪ a faulty gene that causes breast cancer 2.) a faulty way of thinking about something contains a mistake,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 faulty — fault|y [ fɔlti ] adjective 1. ) not working correctly or made correctly: You are only entitled to a refund if the goods are faulty. faulty brakes 2. ) a faulty argument or a faulty way of thinking about something contains mistakes that can… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 faulty — [[t]fɔ͟ːlti[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A faulty piece of equipment has something wrong with it and is not working properly. The money will be used to repair faulty equipment. Syn: imperfect 2) ADJ If you describe someone s argument or reasoning as faulty …

    English dictionary

  • 13 faulty — adjective 1 something such as a machine that is faulty has something wrong with it that stops it from working properly, or was not made properly: If the goods are faulty you are entitled to get your money back. 2 a way of thinking about something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 faulty — adjective 1) a faulty electric blanket Syn: malfunctioning, broken, damaged, defective, not working, out of order; informal on the blink, acting up, kaput, bust, busted, on the fritz Ant: working 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 faulty — adjective 1) a faulty electric blanket Syn: malfunctioning, broken, damaged, defective, not working, out of order; informal on the blink, acting up; Brit.; informal playing up 2) her logic is faulty Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 16 faulty — /ˈfɔlti/ (say fawltee) adjective (faultier, faultiest) 1. having faults or defects: faulty workmanship. 2. Rare of the nature of a fault; morally blamable: whatever is faulty with the Church 3. Obsolete culpable; at fault. {fault + y1} –faultily …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 faulty — adjective /ˈfɔːlti/ Having or displaying faults; not perfect; not adequate or acceptable. They replaced the faulty wiring and it has worked fine ever since. Ant: faultless …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 faulty — adj. Faulty is used with these nouns: ↑appliance, ↑brake, ↑equipment, ↑goods, ↑intelligence, ↑logic, ↑memory, ↑reasoning, ↑valve, ↑wiring, ↑workmanship …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 faulty — [ˈfɔːlti] adj not working correctly, or not made correctly faulty brakes[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 faulty — adjective (faultier; est) Date: 14th century marked by fault or defect ; imperfect • faultily adverb • faultiness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary