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Synonyms of fault

Noun


1. mistake, error, fault, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

usage: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

2. defect, fault, flaw, imperfection, imperfectness

usage: an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"

3. demerit, fault, worth

usage: the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection; "they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did"

4. fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break, crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure

usage: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"

5. fault, breakdown, equipment failure

usage: (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.); "it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"

6. fault, responsibility, responsibleness

usage: responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault"

7. fault, serve, service

usage: (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"

Verb


1. blame, fault, charge, accuse

usage: put or pin the blame on

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