What does faulty mean?

Definitions for faulty
ˈfɔl tifault·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defective, faultyadjective

    having a defect

    "I returned the appliance because it was defective"

  2. faulty, incorrect, wrongadjective

    characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules

    "he submitted a faulty report"; "an incorrect transcription"; the wrong side of the road"


  1. faultyadjective

    Having or displaying faults; not perfect; not adequate or acceptable.

  2. faultyadjective

    At fault, to blame; guilty.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Faultyadjective

    Etymology: fautif, French, from fault.

    The king doth speak as one which is faulty. 2 Sa. xiv. 13.

    Can thus
    Th’ image of God in man, created once
    So goodly and erect, though faulty since!
    To such unsightly sufferings be debas’d! John Milton, Par. Lost.

    The form of polity by them set down for perpetuity, is three ways faulty; faulty in omitting some things which in Scripture are of that nature, as, namely, the difference that ought to be of pastors, when they grow to any great multitude; faulty in requiring doctors, deacons, and widows, as things of perpetual necessity by the law of God, which in truth are nothing less; faulty also in urging some things by Scripture mutable, as their lay-elders. Richard Hooker, b. iii.

    By accident of a faulty helmet that Parker had on, he was stricken into the mouth at the first course, so that he died presently. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.


  1. faulty

    Faulty refers to something that is imperfect, defective, or malfunctioning due to an inherent or acquired flaw. It could relate to various things such as products, systems, reasoning, or behaviors that fail to function or perform as expected.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faultyadjective

    containing faults, blemishes, or defects; imperfect; not fit for the use intended

  2. Faultyadjective

    guilty of a fault, or of faults; hence, blamable; worthy of censure

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. faulty

    Non-functional; buggy. Same denotation as bletcherous, losing, q.v., but the connotation is much milder.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faulty in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faulty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of faulty in a Sentence

  1. Zhang Jing:

    It is terrifying. The vaccines are faulty, the food is faulty... and right now even the security is problematic.

  2. Kristi Noem:

    Under the guise of academic research, this report is nothing short of an attack on those who exercised their personal freedom to attend Sturgis, predictably, some in the media breathlessly report on this non-peer reviewed model, built on incredibly faulty assumptions that do not reflect the actual facts and data.

  3. Plutarch:

    Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us and endeavor to excel them, by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.

  4. James Lankford:

    I would be disappointed if we don't allow states to make a decision just based on what the Roe decision was in 1973. It was… such a faulty foundation in its own judicial argument and it created out of whole cloth this viability standard, which was completely arbitrary.

  5. Mercedes Carnethon:

    What a nightmare, the strategy of using a mail-in test during a busy time of year for the Postal Service, and when weather delays happen, was a faulty strategy from the start. And there was a large risk of what we saw happen today, which is that many children returned to the classrooms and we don’t know their status.

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