fault


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to fault: thrust fault, San Andreas Fault, electrical fault
  • all
  • noun
  • verb
  • phrase

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

Synonyms

Related Words

(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

Synonyms

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
Under favour, uncle,'' said the Jester, ``that were still somewhat on the bow-hand of fair justice; for it was no fault of Fangs that he was lame and could not gather the herd, but the fault of those that struck off two of his fore-claws, an operation for which, if the poor fellow had been consulted, he would scarce have given his voice.
How dare she confess my faults in the Recording Angel?
No one but his mother can remember the faults of Freddy.
Ozma thinks that one who has committed a fault did so because he was not strong and brave; therefore she puts him in prison to make him strong and brave.
although I told you, last night, it was not my fault.
It's your fault, and five months ago you admitted it.
And the most awful thing about it is that it's all my fault--all my fault, though I'm not to blame.
He did not succeed in adapting his face to the position in which he was placed towards his wife by the discovery of his fault.
You'll have niver a penny, my boy--but it isn't your poor mother's fault.
Tom, you ought to say so too; you ought not to let any one find fault with my father.
if his faults cannot,' I went on, 'be banished from your remembrance, in such an hour; look at that figure, even as one you have never seen before, and render it some help
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
When an army is overthrown and its leader slain, the cause will surely be found among these five dangerous faults.
He had the not very common type of mind that perceives the merit in others more readily than their faults, and in himself the faults more readily than the merit.
An intelligent fault diagnosis methodology should effectively assist the system operator in quickly and accurately locating fault.