Faulty Fault"y, a. 1. Containing faults, blemishes, or defects; imperfect; not fit for the use intended. [1913 Webster]

Created once So goodly and erect, though faulty since. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Guilty of a fault, or of faults; hence, blamable; worthy of censure. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The king doth speak . . . as one which is faulty. --2 Sam. xiv. 13. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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