Defect and Shortage


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Defect noun – Something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing.
Shortage is a synonym for defect in lack topic. In some cases you can use "Shortage" instead a noun "Defect", when it comes to topics like excess, blemish. popular alternative
Nearby Words: defective, defection, defector, defecting, defectively
Synonyms for Defect


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Shortage noun – A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.
Defect is a synonym for shortage in lack topic. You can use "Defect" instead a noun "Shortage", if it concerns topics such as excess, shortcoming. popular alternative
Nearby Words: short, shorted, shortfall, shorting
Synonyms for Shortage

How words are described

female female defect female shortage
similar similar defect similar shortage
mass mass defect mass shortage
initial initial defect initial shortage
Other adjectives: critical, glaring, small, entire, real, big, serious, potential, major.
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