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faults

noun
plural of fault

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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3 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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4 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 driver's fault

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faults

verb
present tense third-person singular of fault

Synonyms & Antonyms of faults (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Faults.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/faults. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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