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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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You cannot fault someone for matters not of their own doing, which is why it was so important for those who found fault with homosexuals to insist on its volitional nature.
The decision results from the province of British Columbia's appeal of a 2002 ruling of the BC Court of Appeal which found fault with the adequacy of the Crown's aboriginal consultation in respect of the original 1998 project approval.
A two-year Senate investigation into Wall Street's physical commodities business has found fault with banks in the US.
She also said the organization found fault with planned buried bank stabilizations, a system Newhall Land contends is a recognized means of flood protection that is environmentally sensitive compared with conventional methods of flood control.
MPs found fault with all the main bodies involved in the railways, but said the "fundamental failure of the railway is one of Government policy".
But the 5,000 fans who turned out for the premiere of 007's latest film, Tomorrow Never Dies, found fault with the title such was the display of stars.
The Reserve Bank of India has said that it has found fault with the entire banking system in India.
The cable television franchise critique was conducted as part of a broader audit of the ITA, which last month found fault with the agency's contracting procedures.
An official investigation that is probing the financial crisis in Iceland that led to the collapse of banks in the country has found fault with a former prime minister and a former central bank head.
A bipartisan committee found fault not with President George W.
Ratings agency, Moody's Investor Services, has found fault with the bad-bank plan of Germany.
Stuart Waxman found fault with the ruling after determining Valenzuela didn't need hair strands to undergo a hair-follicle test.