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  • as ininadequacy
  • as inshortfall

synonyms for defectiveness

  • dearth
  • deficiency
  • failing
  • flaw
  • imperfection
  • incapacity
  • ineffectiveness
  • inefficiency
  • ineptitude
  • insufficiency
  • paucity
  • shortcoming
  • weakness
  • blemish
  • defalcation
  • deficit
  • drawback
  • faultiness
  • inadequateness
  • inaptness
  • incompetence
  • incompetency
  • incompleteness
  • ineffectualness
  • inefficacy
  • lack
  • meagerness
  • poverty
  • scantiness
  • unfitness
  • unsuitableness
  • skimpiness
  • underage

antonyms for defectiveness

MOST RELEVANT
  • abundance
  • advantage
  • perfection
  • plenty
  • strength
  • strong point
  • sufficiency
  • enough
  • excess
  • extra
  • ability
  • adequacy
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How to use defectiveness in a sentence

The distinction between irregularity and defectiveness has been foreshadowed.
A HANDBOOK OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
In 361 the distinction between irregularity and defectiveness was slightly foreshadowed.
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGEROBERT GORDON LATHAM
If McClellan ever moves this army, then the defectiveness of his staff may occasion losses and even disasters.
DIARY FROM MARCH 4, 1861, TO NOVEMBER 12, 1862ADAM GUROWSKI
Union supplements the defectiveness of each alone, and develops its full forcefulness.
THE RIGHT AND WRONG USES OF THE BIBLER. HEBER NEWTON
The low state of vitality in the blood of the drunkard accounts for the defectiveness of a large per cent.
SELF KNOWLEDGE AND GUIDE TO SEX INSTRUCTIONT. W. SHANNON
It is obvious that a defective vacuum may or may not prevent an engine from starting, according to the degree of defectiveness.
MODERN MACHINE-SHOP PRACTICE, VOLUMES I AND IIJOSHUA ROSE
This is highly important in the diagnosis of the upper range of mental defectiveness.
THE MEASUREMENT OF INTELLIGENCELEWIS MADISON TERMAN
Spinoza's aim in revealing the defectiveness of the Bible was not theological but philosophical.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF SPINOZABARUCH DE SPINOZA
Thirty answers have been thrown out for irrelevancy or defectiveness.
A LIBRARIAN'S OPEN SHELFARTHUR E. BOSTWICK
Defectiveness is a recessive factor; normality a dominant one.
CRIME: ITS CAUSE AND TREATMENTCLARENCE DARROW
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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