- The state or quality of being defective.
Variant of defective
- having a defect or defects; imperfect; faulty
- Gram. lacking some of the usual forms of inflection: “ought” is a defective verb
- having a physical or mental defect; subnormal
Origin of defectiveMiddle English and amp; Old French defectif ; from Late Latin defectivus
- ☆ a person with some physical or mental defect
- Gram. a defective word