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Definitions for faulty
ˈfɔl tifault·y

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word faulty.

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.

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. Alex Azar:

    We will be allocating them based on the pace of administration as reported by states and by the size of the 65 and over population in each state, we're giving states two weeks' notice of this shift to give them the time necessary to plan and to improve their reporting if they think their data is faulty.

  2. 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.

  3. Luke Popovich:

    This plan is all pain and no gain, that's why state leaders across the country are coming to the same conclusion -- that we should not sacrifice our power system to an unworkable plan built on a faulty interpretation of the law.

  4. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 191:

    The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.

  5. Ganga Sagar Pant:

    Unless there is a suitable faulty developed in the audience's mind, the speaker will not be understood. So the teacher/speaker should not get irritated when her student/audience takes long time to understand or perceive reality.

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