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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 of fault blame, censure, condemn, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, criticize, knock, pan, reprehend, slag [chiefly British]Words Related to fault 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 of fault approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), recommend, sanctionAntonyms of fault 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 of fault demerit, dereliction, failing, foible, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, weakness Words Related to fault 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 of fault excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness Antonyms of fault merit, virtue

  2. 2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy there's a fault somewhere in the program Synonyms of fault 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, tripWords Related to fault bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms of fault 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 of fault culpability, blame, guilt, onus, rapWords Related to fault blameworthiness, complicity, guiltiness, sinfulness; accusation, censure, condemnation, denunciation, finger-pointing, reproach; regret, remorse, self-reproach, shameAntonyms of fault 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 of fault blight, blotch, defect, deformity, disfigurement, excrescence, excrescency, blemish, flaw, imperfection, mar, mark, pockmark, scarWords Related to fault abnormality, distortion, irregularity, malformation, misshape; bug, glitch, kink; blot, blur, spot, stain, taint; damage, defacement, impairment, injury; failing, weaknessNear Antonyms of fault 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 of fault blame, responsibility, liabilityWords Related to fault accountability, answerability

Synonym Discussion of fault

fault, failing, frailty, foible, vice mean an imperfection or weakness of character. fault implies a failure, not necessarily culpable, to reach some standard of perfection in disposition, action, or habit.
    • a writer of many virtues and few faults
failing suggests a minor shortcoming in character.
    • being late is a failing of mine
frailty implies a general or chronic proneness to yield to temptation.
    • human frailties
foible applies to a harmless or endearing weakness or idiosyncrasy.
    • an eccentric's charming foibles
vice can be a general term for any imperfection or weakness, but it often suggests violation of a moral code or the giving of offense to the moral sensibilities of others.
    • compulsive gambling was his vice


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