For all his defects, he had the qualities that are most needed to overcome the defects in our current political system.
The genetic material can grow quickly, but are typically riddled with errors or defects.
Izetbegovic did not acknowledge the importance of the offer, but focused solely on its defects.
He said he was drawn to Dexter because of his defects and contradictions.
The defects of this book, however, cannot be excused on this ground.
Of their defects from an artistic point of view it is not necessary to speak.
And we can see the defects of others, when we cannot see our own.
Must he not, for this, and a hundred other defects, have special training?
She must study her own figure and know her defects as well as her good points.
In the mean time the piece went on, and the shawl covered all its defects.
early 15c., from Middle French defect and directly from Latin defectus "failure, revolt, falling away," noun use of past participle of deficere "to fail, desert" (see deficient).
1570s, from Latin defectus, past participle of deficere "to fail, desert" (see defect (n.)). Related: Defected; defecting.
defect de·fect (dē'fěkt', dĭ-fěkt')
A lack of or abnormality in something necessary for normal functioning; a deficiency or imperfection.