Defective and Incomplete


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Defective adjective – Having a fault.
Usage example: promptly took the defective microwave oven back to the store for a replacement

Incomplete is a synonym for defective in deficient topic. In some cases you can use "Incomplete" instead an adjective "Defective", when it comes to topics like better, inadequate, broken, flawed. popular alternative
Nearby Words: defect, defection, defector, defecting, defectively
Synonyms for Defective


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Incomplete adjective – Lacking some necessary part.
Defective is a synonym for incomplete in unfinished topic. You can use "Defective" instead an adjective "Incomplete", if it concerns topics such as better, inadequate, deficient, flawed. popular alternative
Nearby Words: incompletely, incompleteness
Synonyms for Incomplete

Things that words describes

machine defective machine incomplete machine
software defective software incomplete software
version defective version incomplete version
clone defective clone incomplete clone
Other nouns: serum, programming, abilities, clones.

Both words in one sentence

  • Super Prototype: The space suit boosts up Ken's already impressive physical abilities, but it's incomplete and defective, hence the five-minute limit.
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