Synonyms of defect


1. defect, imperfection, imperfectness

usage: an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"

2. defect, shortcoming, disadvantage

usage: a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"

3. defect, fault, flaw, imperfection, imperfectness

usage: 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"

4. blemish, defect, mar, appearance, visual aspect

usage: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"


1. defect, desert, flee, fly, take flight

usage: 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"

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