What are some alternative words for defect?

Synonyms for defectˈdi fɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt; dɪˈfɛkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defect(noun)

    an imperfection in a bodily system

    Synonyms:
    shortcoming, mar, fault, blemish, flaw

  2. defect, shortcoming(noun)

    a failing or deficiency

    Synonyms:
    shortcoming, mar, fault, blemish, defect, flaw

  3. defect, fault, flaw(noun)

    an imperfection in an object or machine

    Synonyms:
    blemish, mar, shift, faulting, mistake, defect, fault, demerit, shortcoming, break, flaw, fracture, geological fault, error

  4. blemish, defect, mar(verb)

    a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

    Synonyms:
    blemish, mar, flaw, fault, defect, shortcoming

  5. defect, desert(verb)

    desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

    Synonyms:
    desert, forsake, desolate, defect, abandon

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defect

    Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.

    Synonyms:
    blemish, blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defect(n.)

    Synonyms:
    deficiency

  2. defect(n.)

    Synonyms:
    imperfection, blemish, flaw

  3. defect(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fault, failing, foible


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