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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawl-tee]
    • /ˈfɔl ti/
    • /ˈfɒl.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawl-tee]
    • /ˈfɔl ti/

Definitions of faulty word

  • adjective faulty having faults or defects; imperfect. 1
  • noun faulty Working badly or unreliably because of imperfections. 1
  • adjective faulty A faulty piece of equipment has something wrong with it and is not working properly. 0
  • adjective faulty If you describe someone's argument or reasoning as faulty, you mean that it is wrong or contains mistakes, usually because they have not been thinking in a logical way. 0
  • adjective faulty defective or imperfect 0
  • adjective faulty culpable 0

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Origin of faulty

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
First recorded in 1300-50, faulty is from the Middle English word fauty. See fault, -y1

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Parts of speech for Faulty


faulty popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for faulty

adj faulty

  • damaged — injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness: The storm did considerable damage to the crops.
  • inaccurate — not accurate; incorrect or untrue.
  • defective — If something is defective, there is something wrong with it and it does not work properly.
  • inadequate — not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
  • deficient — If someone or something is deficient in a particular thing, they do not have the full amount of it that they need in order to function normally or work properly.

adjective faulty

  • broken-down — A broken-down vehicle or machine no longer works because it has something wrong with it.
  • on the blink — to open and close the eye, especially involuntarily; wink rapidly and repeatedly.
  • erroneous — Wrong; incorrect.
  • incorrect — not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement.
  • incoherent — without logical or meaningful connection; disjointed; rambling: an incoherent sentence.

adverb faulty

  • out of kilter — If one thing is out of kilter with another, the first thing does not agree with or fit in with the second.
  • out of commission — the act of committing or entrusting a person, group, etc., with supervisory power or authority.
  • out of whack — to strike with a smart, resounding blow or blows.

Antonyms for faulty

adj faulty

  • ok — all right; proceeding normally; satisfactory or under control: Things are OK at the moment.
  • working — exertion or effort directed to produce or accomplish something; labor; toil.
  • valid — sound; just; well-founded: a valid reason.
  • honest — honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person.
  • reliable — that may be relied on or trusted; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty, etc.: reliable information.

adjective faulty

  • enough — As much or as many as required.

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