Synonyms for defect

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : noun dee-fekt, dih-fekt; verb dih-fekt
Phonetic Transcription : noun ˈdi fɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt; verb dɪˈfɛkt

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Définition of defect

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French defect and directly from Latin defectus "failure, revolt, falling away," noun use of past participle of deficere "to fail, desert" (see deficient).
  • noun blemish, imperfection
  • verb break from belief, faith
Example sentences :
  • Yet the manner, and the air, made up (as I intended they should) for that defect.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • What we imagine to be a superior perfection, may really be a defect.
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • Rousseau's Confessions has precisely this defect—he read it to his friends.
  • Extract from : « A Hero of Our Time » by M. Y. Lermontov
  • Most often a virtue presents itself side by side with a defect.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Pascal » by Emile Zola
  • Some defect in the latter may be excused, but not in the former.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • And we have admitted that justice is the excellence of the soul, and injustice the defect of the soul?
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • This remedies the defect of our too great nearness to ourselves.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Has he a defect of temper that unfits him to live in society?
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • His art is less for every deduction from his holiness, and less for every defect of common sense.
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Each of these elements in excess makes a mischief as hurtful as its defect.
  • Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Antonyms for defect

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