an imperfection in a bodily system
"visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
a failing or deficiency
"that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
defect, fault, flaw(noun)
an imperfection in an object or machine
"a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
blemish, defect, mar(verb)
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
"a facial blemish"
desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
"If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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
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Translations for defect
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- недостатък, дезертирам, повредаBulgarian
- defecteCatalan, Valencian
- závada, poruchaCzech
- Fehler, Defekt, überlaufenGerman
- ελάττωμα, αυτομολώ, αποσκιρτώGreek
- pasarse, falla, desertar, defecto, tachaSpanish
- vika, loikataFinnish
- déserter, défaut, passer àFrench
- cronScottish Gaelic
- ערק, פגםHebrew
- cacat, membelotIndonesian
- difetto, defezionareItalian
- 欠陥, 欠点Japanese
- defeito, trair, desertarPortuguese
- дезертировать, дефект, недостаток, изменятьRussian
- недостатак, nedostatak, prebjeći, пребјећиSerbo-Croatian
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