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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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Instead of finding faults in others, you should scan your own functioning.
California has plenty of seismic faults which are responsible for creating the state's diverse geological landscapes, and Susan Hough serves as your travel guide to finding these faults in Finding Fault In California.
We spent far too much time finding fault with one another, much to the delight of our enemies, who were content to watch us undermine our own case rather than undermining theirs.
I do wish that they would look to themselves,before finding fault with the police.
The British Government should be supporting the fleeing farmers of Zimbabwe financially by way of compensation as most of them are British nationals and, rather than finding fault with Saddam Hussein, Mr Blair should raise the unjust human catastrophe in Zimbabwe in the United Nations next week.
A House of Lords inquiry concluded there was no justification for finding fault with the men, who died along with their 25 passengers and two other crew.
I wish more dancers would take it easier on themselves instead of finding fault with everything they do.
The Self-castigators: They prefer to heap punishment on themselves, constantly finding fault with their performance and the progress of their careers.