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faulty

[fawl-tee] /ˈfɔl ti/
adjective, faultier, faultiest.
1.
having faults or defects; imperfect.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English fauty. See fault, -y1
Related forms
faultily, adverb
faultiness, noun
nonfaulty, adjective
unfaulty, adjective
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  • Most condom failures result from incorrect use of the condom, not because the condom itself was faulty.
  • When such an outlet does not work because of a faulty switch, testing is required.
  • After all, users are on their own, with little in the way of legal redress for any damage caused by faulty software.
  • Today faulty human heart valves are routinely replaced with ones taken from cows and pigs.
  • But faulty engine nozzles or other damage to the engine could make that impossible.
  • Fixing faulty tags requires what's known as a tag editor.
  • But relying on students to come forward may be a faulty strategy.
  • Independent reports suggest the airline failed to implement the aircraft manufacturer's instructions to replace a faulty part.
  • Their tanks are rusted and their regulators are often faulty.
  • Lots of free and faulty interpretation commented here that is not accurate.
British Dictionary definitions for faulty

faulty

/ˈfɔːltɪ/
adjective faultier, faultiest
1.
defective or imperfect
2.
(archaic) culpable
Derived Forms
faultily, adverb
faultiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for faulty
adj.

late 14c., from fault (n.) + -y (2). Related: Faultiness.

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