What is another word for defect?

4324 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ dˈiːfɛkt], [ dˈiːfɛkt], [ d_ˈiː_f_ɛ_k_t]

Defect is a word that is commonly used to describe imperfections, faults or abnormalities in an object or system. There are several synonyms for the word defect, each with their own specific use and connotation. Some of the common synonyms include flaws, errors, blemishes, imperfections and weaknesses. These words are often used interchangeably with defect and can be used in a variety of contexts to describe similar ideas. While defect is often associated with negative connotations, synonyms such as weakness or flaw can sometimes be used in a more positive light to describe something that has room for improvement.

Synonyms for Defect:

What are the paraphrases for Defect?

Paraphrases are restatements of text or speech using different words and phrasing to convey the same meaning.
Paraphrases are highlighted according to their relevancy:
- highest relevancy
- medium relevancy
- lowest relevancy

What are the hypernyms for Defect?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Defect?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for defect?

Defect is a word that refers to an imperfection, flaw, or fault. Antonyms for defect include words such as strength, advantage, asset, benefit, asset, and perfection. Some other antonyms for defect are excellence, merit, and virtue. These words all refer to qualities that are positive and desirable. In contrast, defect implies something that is negative and undesirable. Antonyms for defect can be helpful words to use when describing the strengths or positive attributes of a person, product, or organization. By using antonyms for defect, one can shift the focus from a negative aspect to a positive one.

What are the antonyms for Defect?

Usage examples for Defect

This defect is what Federalism claims to supply.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
On the other hand, it has one great natural defect, its want of a personal stake in the produce of the business it conducts, its want of that keen check on waste and that pushing incentive to exertion which private undertakings enjoy in the eye and energy of the master.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
In post-office work the specific industrial superiority of Government carries its maximum of advantage, and its specific industrial defect does its minimum of injury.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Defect

  • As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
    Thomas Aquinas
  • Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.
    Saint Teresa of Avila
  • I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
    Max Beerbohm
  • It is easier to confess a defect than to claim a quality.
    Max Beerbohm
  • Now the idea about taking people abroad is that if they come over to Cyprus, which we have in mind, and bring their families and would have the possibility to defect after they would be ready to speak their mind, well I hope so.
    Hans Blix

Word of the Day

united action
Synonyms:
Pooling.