mistake, error, fault(noun)
a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
"he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
erroneousness, fracture, flaw, misapprehension, geological fault, computer error, faulting, erroneous belief, wrongdoing, defect, shift, error, demerit, misunderstanding, misplay, mistake, break
defect, fault, flaw(noun)
an imperfection in an object or machine
"a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
"they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel"; "he knew his own faults much better than she did"
fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break(noun)
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
"they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
prison-breaking, suspension, gap, jailbreak, respite, sack, happy chance, crack, interruption, chemise, duty period, severance, rift, prisonbreak, transmutation, recess, breakout, displacement, faulting, defect, switch, geological fault, teddy, shifting, falling out, break, intermission, good luck, breaking, shimmy, open frame, gaolbreak, mistake, slip, disruption, breach, breakage, flaw, shift key, demerit, pause, shift, fracture, time out, switching, work shift, rupture, break of serve, cracking, transformation, error
(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)
"it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it"
responsibility for a bad situation or event
"it was John's fault"
(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
"he served too many double faults"
put or pin the blame on
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.
blemish, blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, defect, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish
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How to use fault in a sentence?
Forgive the person who confesses his fault because it is already half redressed.
I talked to the President that afternoon, explained him the situation, what had been going on, what these people were doing in the city of Charlottesville, and when he came out and gave his statement that it was both sides' fault, I got ta tell you, it was shocking to me. It wasn't both sides.
It's always been a fault in our system that defendants were able to play a shell game and delay things.
I take the fault. I have asked forgiveness from her, too, but I want everyone to know that I am not as bad as everyone thinks.
Dug from the tomb of taste-refining time, Each form is exquisite, each block sublime. Or good, or bad,-disfigur'd, or deprav'd,- All art, is at its resurrection sav'd All crown'd with glory in the critic's heav'n, Each merit magnified, each fault forgiven.
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- خلل, خطأ, زمبArabic
- хата, ғәйепBashkir
- дефект, недостатък, простъпка, вина, грешкаBulgarian
- errada, defecte, falta, error, falla, culpaCatalan, Valencian
- zlom, chybaCzech
- Fehler, SchuldGerman
- falla, falta, defecto, culpaSpanish
- faute, faille, défautFrench
- coire, cronScottish Gaelic
- פגם, כשל, טעות, משגה, עברה, אשמהHebrew
- ग़लती, खोट, क़सूरHindi
- colpa, fessura, faglia, sbaglio, imperfezione, crepa, frattura, biasimoItalian
- 欠陥, 断層, 欠点, せい, 誤りJapanese
- vaina, kļudaLatvian
- breuk, beschuldigenDutch
- skyld, forkastningNorwegian
- uskok, wina, wadaPolish
- falha, defeito, culpaPortuguese
- greșeală, culpă, hibă, vinăRomanian
- ошибка, изъян, вина, дефектRussian
- greška, grješka, грјешка, krivnja, расјед, кривња, грешка, mana, мана, rasjedSerbo-Croatian
- gabim, fajAlbanian
- fel, skuld, förkastningSwedish
- yanlış, hataTurkish
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