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  Words related to defect

Related / Similar Words: blemish, mar, shortcoming, fault, flaw, desert

 

Definition:
  • a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person''s body); "a facial blemish";
  • a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information";
  • an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs";
  • an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer";
  • 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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    Hyponyms: birthmark, nevus, chatter mark, check, chip, crack, dent, gouge, nick, mole, scratch, scrape, scar, mark, burn, burn mark, smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur, stigma, wart, verruca, whitehead, milium, blackhead, comedo, myelatelia, birth defect, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder, congenital abnormality, bug, glitch, hole, rat

     

    Entailments: protest, resist, dissent

     

    Derivational Morphology: mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate, deface, disfigure, blemish, spot, flaw, abandonment, forsaking, desertion, deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter, defector, apostasy, renunciation, defection

     

     
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