faulty

[fawl-tee]
adjective, faultier, faultiest.
having faults or defects; imperfect.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English fauty. See fault, -y1

faultily, adverb
faultiness, noun
nonfaulty, adjective
unfaulty, adjective
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faulty (ˈfɔːltɪ)
 
adj , faultier, faultiest
1.  defective or imperfect
2.  archaic culpable
 
'faultily
 
adv
 
'faultiness
 
n

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faulty
late 14c., from fault + -y (2).
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Slang Dictionary

faulty definition


  1. mod.
    fake. : Faulty leather on this chair. Gimme the real stuff.
  2. mod.
    wrong. : No. You are just faulty about the number.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
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.
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