Defective vs Obnoxious - What's the difference?

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Defective is a related term of obnoxious.


As adjectives the difference between defective and obnoxious

is that defective is while obnoxious is extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.

defective

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having one or more defects.
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  • lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person.
  • Usage notes

    * Nouns to which "defective" is often applied: merchandise, goods, part, component, product, equipment, gene, unit, construction, design, drug, memory, wiring, machine, device, instrument, hardware, software, vehicle.

    Synonyms

    * faulty

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person considered to be defective.
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    See also

    *

    obnoxious

    English

    Alternative forms

    * obnoctious (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Extremely unpleasant, offensive, very annoying, odious or contemptible.
  • He was an especially obnoxious and detestable specimen of a man.
    Throwing stones at the bus is another example of your obnoxious behaviour.
  • (archaic) exposed to harm or injury.
  • * 1661 , , page 26,
  • To begin then with his Experiment of the burning Wood, it seems to me to be obnoxious to not a few considerable Exceptions.