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  • 141defective — [dē fek′tiv, difek′tiv] adj. [ME & OFr defectif < LL defectivus] 1. having a defect or defects; imperfect; faulty 2. Gram. lacking some of the usual forms of inflection [“ought” is a defective verb] 3. having a physical or mental defect;… …

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  • 142backwardness — noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities • Syn: ↑retardation, ↑mental retardation, ↑slowness, ↑subnormality • Derivationally related forms: ↑subnormal (for: ↑subnormality) …

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  • 143bugginess — noun the state of having bugs • Derivationally related forms: ↑buggy • Hypernyms: ↑defectiveness, ↑faultiness * * * ˈbəgēnə̇s, gin noun ( es) : the quality or …

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  • 144defective — adj. & n. adj. 1 having a defect or defects; incomplete, imperfect, faulty. 2 mentally subnormal. 3 (usu. foll. by in) lacking, deficient. 4 Gram. not having all the usual inflections. n. a mentally defective person. Derivatives: defectively adv …

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  • 145feeblemindedness — noun severe mental deficiency • Derivationally related forms: ↑feebleminded • Hypernyms: ↑abnormality, ↑mental defectiveness …

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  • 146imperfectness — noun the state or an instance of being imperfect • Syn: ↑imperfection • Ant: ↑perfection (for: ↑imperfection) • Derivationally related forms: ↑imperfect …

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  • 147mental retardation — noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities • Syn: ↑retardation, ↑backwardness, ↑slowness, ↑subnormality • Derivationally related forms: ↑subnormal (for: ↑subnormality), ↑ …

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  • 148poorness — n. 1 defectiveness. 2 the lack of some good quality or constituent …

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  • 149retardation — noun 1. a decrease in rate of change (Freq. 1) the deceleration of the arms race • Syn: ↑deceleration, ↑slowing • Ant: ↑acceleration (for: ↑deceleration) …

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  • 150slowness — noun 1. unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑awkwardness, ↑clumsiness, ↑ineptness, ↑ineptitude, ↑maladroitness • Derivationally related forms: ↑slow, ↑ …

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  • 151subnormality — noun 1. the state of being less than normal (especially with respect to intelligence) • Derivationally related forms: ↑subnormal • Hypernyms: ↑abnormality, ↑abnormalcy 2. lack of normal development of intellectual capacities • Syn: ↑reta …

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  • 152defectibility — də̇ˌfektəˈbiləd.ē, (ˌ)dēˌ noun ( es) : inherent defectiveness : tendency to fall short of perfection …

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  • 153haltingness — noun ( es) : defectiveness, faultiness …

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  • 154vitiosity — ˌvishēˈäsəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Latin vitiositat , vitiositas, from vitiosus faulty, vicious + itat , itas ity more at vicious 1. a. obsolete : defect …

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