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fault

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to express oneʼs unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of
  • you should look at your own work before faulting what others have done
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blame, censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, knock, pan, reprehend, slag [chiefly British]

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come down hard (on), find fault (with), take to task

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extol (also extoll), laud, praise


fault

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1 a defect in character
  • the common fault of being quick to judge others
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feet of clay

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3 responsibility for wrongdoing or failure
  • getting the time of the performance wrong was entirely my fault
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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
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5 the state of being held as the cause of something that needs to be set right
  • the investigator determined that the auto accident was entirely the other driverʼs fault
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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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