faulty faulty  /ˈfɔl ti/


  1. (adj) having a defect
  2. (adj) characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules



  1. A procedure that replaces faulty genes in the blind might hold cures for all kinds of genetic diseases and for cancer.
  2. McNamara points to the dangers of underestimating nationalism, of faulty evaluations, of asking the military to achieve more than weapons can deliver.
  3. Vatican sources said not only was the report inaccurate, but that its premise was faulty.


  1. Police: Faulty Water Heater Cited In Boone Motel Deaths

    North Carolina police point to a faulty pool water heater as the source of carbon monoxide that killed three people in the same motel room.  
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WFMY News 2 Greensboro

  2. Faulty wiring blamed for church fire

    Investigators with the El Paso Fire Department have determined faulty wiring is to blame in Monday night's church fire.  Promote to Mobile read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTSM El Paso

  3. Faulty wiring causes fire at Northeast El Paso church

    Firefighters were dispatched to a fire caused by faulty wiring Monday night at a church in Northeast El Paso.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: El Paso Times


  1. "I'm going to be blunt with you," Mr. Angelides said. "It sounds to me like selling a car with faulty brakes, and then selling an insurance policy on those cars."
    on Jan 14, 2010 By: Lloyd Blankfein Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

  2. "We know that something has gone terribly wrong," said Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat. "The system meant to safeguard against faulty vehicles has failed and it needs to be fixed immediately."
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Jay Rockefeller Source: BusinessWeek

  3. But Mr Biden added: "I think Dick Cheney's judgment about how to secure America is faulty. I think our judgment is correct."
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Joe Biden Source: The Australian

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