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Rhymes Here is a list of the words that rhyme with the word defective.This is ordered by best match. Changing color means the start of the next best set of words.
2 syllable words
4 syllable words
Near RhymesHere is a list of the words that nearly rhyme with the word defective.
1 syllable words
3 syllable words

suggestive

destructive

attractive

disruptive

intensive

perspective

conductive

depicted

distinctive

depressive

excessive

fixative

perceptive

preemptive

adaptive

congestive

assertive

curative

emotive

evasive

possessive

instructive

recessive

descriptive

adjective

defection

digestive

expensive

extensive

restrictive

instinctive

creative

exhaustive

impressive

impulsive

abortive

aggressive

dismissive

constructive

assaultive

defections

combative

discursive

invasive

dispersive

incisive

effusive

repressive

successive

appointive

obsessive

obstructive

decorative

adoptive

impassive

oppressive

progressive

regressive

affection

decisive

divisive

elusive

erosive

exploitive

expressive

illusive

negative

nonnative

offsetting

probative

relative

sedative

substantive

upsetting

inclusive

spaghetti

convulsive

responsive

fugitive

compulsive

presumptive

abrasive

abusive

conducive

deficits

eruptive

laxative

affections

reclusive

secretive

sensitive

subversive

tentative

expletive

corruptive

pervasive

depiction

eviction

suffocate

allusive

typesetting

collusive

talkative

conclusive

intrusive

coercive

depictions

derisive

abstracted

evictions

cognitive

persuasive

repulsive

spectacle

lucrative

exclusive

divestment

expansive

explosive

additive

causative

deficit

deposit

narrative

permissive

positive

punitive

putative

spectator

obtrusive

spectacles

divestments

cohesive

apostate

corrosive

deposits

formative

lopsided

normative

nutritive

rhapsodic

spectators

spectrograph

subacute

submissive

subsidies

abstention

adhesive

eavesdropping

obfuscate

obstacle

substitute

subsidy

epistle

heavyset

abstentions

obstruction

obstacles

substitutes

substances

substantial

devastate

navigates

obstructions

opposites

subsidize

upside-down

obstinate

abstraction

tapestries

episode

baby-sit

navigate

opposite

revisit

abstractions

abstinence

abstinent

sophistry

episodes

tapestry

robustly

apostles

heavyweights

revisits

apostle

heavyweight

lobbyist

lobbyists

oboist

rhapsody

rhapsodize

4 syllable words

iterative

executive

irrespective

imperative

inattentive

indicative

infinitive

inoffensive

affirmative

evocative

figurative

derivative

divestiture

initiative

suffocating

consecutive

insensitive

reproductive

diminutive

retroactive

commemorative

comparative

competitive

preventative

introspective

divestitures

dissipative

imitative

intuitive

hyperactive

innovative

prerogative

preservative

retrospective

superlative

associative

educative

effectuate

illustrative

informative

inquisitive

interpretive

operative

prohibitive

reconstructive

apprehensive

stimulative

indecisive

quantitative

acquisitive

conservative

duplicative

dispositive

contemplative

distributive

inexpensive

nonproductive

affectation

contraceptive

provocative

qualitative

unobtrusive

suffocation

consultative

pejorative

federative

generative

speculative

alternative

facultative

hypertensive

cumulative

restorative

demonstrative

substantively

automotive

capacities

comprehensive

meditative

affectionate

locomotive

constitutive

sophisticates

substituted

vegetative

revocation

palliative

accusative

capacitance

oxidative

regulative

capacity

inconclusive

obstetrical

transformative

legislative

revocations

capacitors

ubiquity

avocation

evocation

obfuscation

officiates

supposition

spectrometer

sophisticate

spectacular

capacitor

avocado

depositor

devastated

devastating

suppositions

spectrometry

spectroscopy

substitution

avocados

depositors

navigators

babysitting

deposition

navigation

apostolic

rhapsodizes

depositions

navigator

devastation

officiate

substitutions

obsidian

substantially

substantiate

obstructionist

reposition

substantiates

obstinacy

subsidizes

obstructionists

baby-sitter

obesity

baby-sitters

topsy-turvy

obstetrician

opposition

obstetricians

oppositions

opacity

apostrophe

apostrophes

evacuate

6 syllable words
7 syllable words

Words that rhyme with the word defective

Welcome to the Rhyme Finder! This rhyming dictionary allows users to explore rhymes for any given word. This includes rhymes based on syllables, near rhymes, and more.


How to use the rhyming dictionary

Enter your "starter" word in the FIND RHYMES input box, and click search. It's really that simple! We separate perfect rhymes (near the top) from the imperfect rhymes (toward the bottom). In your rhyming results, colors descend based on the best rhyme. Once the color changes, you will notice the results reset back into alphabetical order. Click on any of the results for the word's definition, part of speech, use in Scrabble, and more. Please note that many of our results are proper nound or slang. While we may not store definitions for all of these words, we can direct you to the Google results for that word.


Perfect Rhymes

Perfect rhymes are just what they sound like. No pun intended! Think of perfect rhymes as words which definitively rhyme. Words that most people would not question. Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Hat
  • Head and Red
  • Egg and Beg
  • Soap and Hope
  • True and Blue

Imperfect Rhymes

Near rhymes, otherwise known as imperfect rhymes, are words that sound the same but are not perfect rhymes. Having trouble deciding if a word is a perfect or imperfect rhyme? Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Bad
  • Head and Mud
  • Egg and Peck
  • Soap and Chap
  • True and Cure

Using Rhymes

Rhymes are most useful in creating lyrics, but they can also be used as a tool to memorize. It is a powerful mnemonic device. This is why song lyrics can be so easy to remember! It's also why rhymes are a great study tool for memorizing! Use this tool to help write poetry, win rhyme games, write a rap song, create lyrics, and expand your vocabulary! Rhyming is very important in music because it creates a rhythm that further creates meaning, emotion, and feeling. It also creates an echo in the lyrics. With children, rhyming is a very important tool. Rhyming teaches children how language works, helps them understand the rhythm of language, and learn how to make predictions. In other words, rhymes teach children phrases to anticipate and rhymes enhance their memory. Within all contexts, rhyming is helpful in expanding your imagination no matter if you’re a child or an adult.

When creating lyrics, there are five types of rhymes to choose from.

  • End rhymes: rhyming of the final word of a line
  • Internal rhymes: rhyming of two words within the same line
  • Slant rhymes: near rhymes
  • Identical rhymes: use the same word at the end of each line
  • Eye rhymes: look like they rhyme but sound different

Different Types of Rhymes
  • Mascline rhymes: have a stressed syllable
  • Feminine rhymes: have a stressless syllable.

Ready for a challenge? Try to come up with rhymes for these surprising words that just aren’t very rhymy. Check them with our dictionary! Examples of tough rhymes:

  • Month
  • Silver
  • Bulb
  • Wolf
  • Husband
  • Walrus
  • Orange

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