Synonyms of defect
deficiencyDictionary • The report pointed out the defects in the present system.
deficiency • the most serious deficiency in their air defence
want • The men were daily becoming weaker for want of rest.
failing • He had invented an imaginary son, in order to make up for his real son's failings.
lack • Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
mistake • Spelling mistakes are often just the result of haste.
fault • His manners always made her blind to his faults.
error • NASA discovered a mathematical error in its calculations.
absence • In the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
weakness • His main weakness was his violent temper.
flaw • The only flaw in his character is a short temper.
shortcoming • His book has its shortcomings.
inadequacy • He drank heavily in an effort to forget his own inadequacies.
imperfection • He concedes that there are imperfections in the socialist system.
frailty • She is aware of his faults and frailties.
foible • human foibles and weaknesses
PHRASAL VERB:▷ defect from something or someone
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absenceThe absence of something from a place is the fact that it is not there or does not exist.
• In the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
apostatizeto forsake or abandon one's belief, faith, or allegiance
• the most serious deficiency in their air defence
Thesaurus for defect from the Collins English Thesaurus
a lack of something necessary for completeness or perfection; shortcoming; deficiency
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