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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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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.
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.
We need to adjust a system that currently deals in punitive measures and finding fault.
She spoke simply of her work, finding fault with no one, finding the possibility of solutions within us all.
Fair enough, if one is finding fault with what is perceived as sheer sensationalism; but it can be another matter if the consequence is the rejection of a potentially fruitful inquiry.