Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

find fault

Definition of find fault

  1. :  to criticize someone or something <No matter what she did, her husband was always finding fault.> —usually + with <Her husband found fault with everything she did.>



Word by Word Definitions

findplay
  1. :  to come upon often accidentally :  encounter

    :  to meet with (a particular reception)

    :  to come upon by searching or effort

  1. :  an act or instance of finding

    : :  something found: as

    :  a valuable discovery

faultplay
  1. :  lack

    :  weakness, failing

    :  a moral weakness less serious than a vice

  1. :  to commit a fault :  err

    :  to fracture so as to produce a geologic fault

    :  to find a fault in


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up find fault? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders spindrift duvet pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ