Synonyms of 'defect'
an imperfection or blemishThe report pointed out the defects in the present system.
the most serious deficiency in their air defence
The men were daily becoming weaker for want of rest.
We are often unaware of our own failings.
Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
Spelling mistakes are often just the result of haste.
His manners always made her blind to his faults.
NASA discovered a mathematical error in its calculations.
In the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
His main weakness was his bad temper.
The only flaw in his character is a short temper.
His book has its shortcomings.
We all make an effort to ignore our own inadequacies.
He concedes that there are imperfections in the socialist system.
She is aware of his faults and frailties.
human foibles and weaknesses
to desert one's country or cause to join the opposing forcesShe insisted that customers who had defected to cheaper coffee shops would return eventually.
See defect from something or someone
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in the sense of absence
the fact of being without somethingIn the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
in the sense of error
a mistake, inaccuracy, or misjudgmentNASA discovered a mathematical error in its calculations.
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