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fault

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fault

  1. to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of <you should look at your own work before faulting what others have done> Synonyms blame, censure, condemn, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, criticize, knock, pan, reprehend, slag [chiefly British]Related Words skewer, tweak; assail, attack, blast, clobber, slam, slash; nick (at), snipe (at); beef, bellyache, bitch, carp, cavil, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, murmur, mutter, niggle, quibble, whine; admonish, chide, drub, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; berate, castigate, crucify, excoriate, flay, gibbet, hammer, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lash, pillory, scold, upbraid; bad-mouth, belittle, decry, deride, discommend, disparage, put downNear Antonyms approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), recommend, sanctionAntonyms extol (also extoll), laud, praise




fault

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fault

  1. 1 a defect in character <the common fault of being quick to judge others> Synonyms demerit, dereliction, failing, foible, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, weakness Related Words blot, spot, stain; blemish, deficiency, flaw, imperfection, minus, nit; Achilles' heel, soft spot; corruption, depravity, evil, immorality, sinfulness, wickedness Phrases feet of clay Near Antonyms excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness Antonyms merit, virtue

  2. 2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy <there's a fault somewhere in the program> Synonyms blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, error, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripRelated Words bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection

  3. 3 responsibility for wrongdoing or failure <getting the time of the performance wrong was entirely my fault> Synonyms culpability, blame, guilt, onus, rapRelated Words blameworthiness, complicity, guiltiness, sinfulness; accusation, censure, condemnation, denunciation, finger-pointing, reproach; regret, remorse, self-reproach, shameAntonyms blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, innocence

  4. 4 something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing <the minor faults in the leather are entirely natural and are what gives it a look different from vinyl> Synonyms blight, blotch, defect, deformity, disfigurement, excrescence, excrescency, blemish, flaw, imperfection, mar, mark, pockmark, scarRelated Words abnormality, distortion, irregularity, malformation, misshape; bug, glitch, kink; blot, blur, spot, stain, taint; damage, defacement, impairment, injury; failing, weaknessNear Antonyms adornment, decoration, embellishment, enhancement, ornament

  5. 5 the state of being held as the cause of something that needs to be set right <the auto accident was entirely the other driver's fault> Synonyms blame, responsibility, liabilityRelated Words accountability, answerability




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