Synonyms for defect

Synonyms for (noun) defect

Synonyms: mar, defect, blemish

Definition: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

Usage: a facial blemish

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonyms: shortcoming, defect

Definition: a failing or deficiency

Usage: that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

Similar words: disadvantage

Definition: the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position


Synonyms: defect

Definition: an imperfection in a bodily system

Usage: visual defects; this device permits detection of defects in the lungs

Similar words: imperfection, imperfectness

Definition: the state or an instance of being imperfect


Synonyms: defect, flaw, fault

Definition: an imperfection in an object or machine

Usage: a flaw caused the crystal to shatter; if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

Similar words: imperfection, imperfectness

Definition: the state or an instance of being imperfect

Synonyms for (verb) defect

Synonyms: defect, desert

Definition: desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

Usage: If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot

Similar words: take flight, fly, flee

Definition: run away quickly

Usage: He threw down his gun and fled