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Synonyms for fault

Synonyms for fault

something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure

responsibility for an error or crime

to find fault with

Synonyms for fault

an imperfection in an object or machine

the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

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(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)

responsibility for a bad situation or event

(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)

put or pin the blame on

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The Fire Service chief said: "From our initial inspections it would be deemed to have been an electrical fault that caused the fire.
He looked on as his car burst into flames due to an electrical fault.
An electrical fault in a kitchen appliance was today blamed for the fire which claimed the lives of Stan Carpenter, aged 80, and his 78-year-old sister Elsie.
Emergency 999 fire calls were handled by Cleveland Police after an electrical fault hit the brigade HQ.
Sub-officer Dave Finnerty, of Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, said an electrical fault in one of the cars sparked the inferno.
CHK holds a number of patents on its proprietary technologies which includes REMMIT used to measure electrical current, Tracker, an electrical fault logging device, UNIsense, a portable device used to measure electrical current and GLOMES, which monitors all of CHK's sensors.
It took two hours to bring the fire, believed to have been sparked by an electrical fault in one of the vehicles, under control.
They discovered the electrical fault in a corridor and used two hose reels to tackle the minor fire.
HUNDREDS of Liverpool shoppers were evacuated from a high street store because of an electrical fault.
The fire is thought to have started from an electrical fault in wires either within or leading up to one of the club's fridges, which was inside one of the storerooms.
The fire had been caused by an electrical fault in the fusebox and flames were spreading to the cupboard and ceiling, but he managed to smother it with a blanket.
Alan Bonsor from the group said: "The discovery of a major electrical fault at the theatre which caused a blackout during two proposed performances which meant that the production had to be postponed.
An electrical fault has been blamed for a blaze in a Middlesbrough garage early today.
The small fire was sparked by an electrical fault in a clothes store inside the West Orchards centre, yesterday afternoon.
In June an electrical fault in 61,000 Focuses cost them pounds 3million to repair.
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