1. Containing faults, blemishes, or defects; imperfect; not fit for the use intended.
So goodly and erect, though faulty since. --Milton.
2. Guilty of a fault, or of faults; hence, blamable; worthy of censure.
The king doth speak . . . as one which is faulty. --2 Sam. xiv. 13.
adj 1: characterized by errors; "he submitted a faulty report"
2: having a defect; "I returned the appliance because it was
defective" [syn: defective]
[also: faultiest, faultier]