Synonyms for defect:
oust, bring down, Achilles' Heel, insufficiency, Noncompletion, failing, boycott, scarceness, riot, overthrow, revolt, chase, foment, scantness, blacklist, abnormality, scantiness, shortfall, destabilize, underside, apostatize, subvert, agitate, sit in.
Other synonyms and related words:
lack, blight, insufficiency, soil, dislodge, dent, march, smirch, shift, demerit, blacklist, demonstrate, failing, injury, foible, daub, rise, excrescence, scantness, stop, break, destabilize, poverty, rebel, tergiversate, apostatize, desolate, scarcity, malfunction, vice, deficit, chase, weakness, bug, paucity, abnormality, scarceness, agitate, scantiness, Noncompletion, geological fault, riot, disadvantage, limitation, Excrescency, blur, shortcoming, shortfall, Achilles' Heel, shortage, turn, subvert, underage, frailty, foment, revolt, boycott.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
tergiversate, apostatize, turn.
blemish, imperfection (noun)
kink, fault, speck, blot, weakness, blotch, discoloration, check, taint, error, mistake, scar, deficiency, vice, injury, break, foible, failing, bug, rift, shortcoming, scratch, spot, drawback, deformity, frailty, lack, mark, flaw, shortage, stain, scarcity.
miscalculation, aberration, flaw, error, typo, oversight, mistake, misprint, fallacy, distortion, falsehood, misestimation, blunder, slip, gaffe, misconception, Misjudgment, misconstruction, inaccuracy, fault.
scarceness, scantness, underage.
kink, speck, gash, check, deform, blot, slit, spoil, blemish, scrape, dot, fracture, tarnish, splotch, hurt, distort, chip, notch, nick, taint, pockmark, scar, fleck, disfigure, mark, score, scratch, mar, hack, damage, stain, discolor, blister, spot, abrade, deface, scuff, freckle.
break from belief, faith (verb)
Usage examples for defect:
- So when Anne and he had fallen into the inevitable discussion of the Van Dorn case, as a part of an afternoon's talk, indignation flashed upon indifference and the girl saw, or thought she saw such a defect in the character of her lover that, being what she was, she had to protest, and he being what he was- he was hurt to the heart. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.
- If the bailee is not negligent or otherwise at fault, and the loss happened by internal defect or inevitable accident, the bailor would be the loser. - "Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman", Albert Sidney Bolles.