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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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British Dictionary definitions for un-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 un-faulty

faulty

adj.

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

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