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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fault

    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.

    Synonyms:
    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fault

    Synonyms:
    defect, error, imperfection, flaw, misdeed, failure, omission, want, drawback

    Antonyms:
    sufficiency, correctness, completeness, perfection

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistake, error, faultnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    erroneousness, fracture, flaw, misapprehension, geological fault, computer error, faulting, erroneous belief, wrongdoing, defect, shift, error, demerit, misunderstanding, misplay, mistake, break

  2. defect, fault, flawnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    blemish, mar, shift, faulting, mistake, defect, demerit, shortcoming, break, flaw, fracture, geological fault, error

  3. demerit, faultnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fracture, shift, mistake, defect, error, break, demerit, flaw, geological fault, faulting

  4. fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, breaknoun

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. faultnoun

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    fracture, shift, mistake, defect, error, break, demerit, flaw, geological fault, faulting

  6. faultnoun

    responsibility for a bad situation or event

    "it was John's fault"

    Synonyms:
    fracture, shift, mistake, defect, error, break, demerit, flaw, geological fault, faulting

  7. faultverb

    (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)

    "he served too many double faults"

    Synonyms:
    fracture, shift, mistake, defect, error, break, demerit, flaw, geological fault, faulting

  8. blame, faultverb

    put or pin the blame on

    Synonyms:
    blame, pick, find fault, charge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. faultnoun

    Synonyms:
    defect, blemish, flaw, imperfection, failing

  2. faultnoun

    Synonyms:
    misdeed, misdemeanor, offence, trespass, wrong, delinquency, transgression

  3. faultnoun

    Synonyms:
    mistake (of judgment), error, indiscretion, slip, lapse

  4. faultnoun

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] default, lack, want

  5. faultnoun

    Synonyms:
    [Geol.] dislocation, disturbance of strata

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. faultnoun

    Synonyms:
    defect, imperfection, failing, foible, shortcoming, blemish, flaw, demerit, dereliction, offense, indiscretion, lapse, delinquency

    Antonyms:
    merit, perfection, beauty, impeccability

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How to use fault in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Beckett:

    There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.

  2. Lisa Grant Ludwig:

    The record of past earthquakes tells us what could happen in the future because we know it happened in the past, this precedent carries the implications that similar joint ruptures are possible in the future and that the San Jacinto fault plays a more significant role in seismic hazard in southern California than previously considered.

  3. Heather DeShon:

    In order to have an earthquake with the size 3.6 magnitude, there has to be a fault.

  4. Kapil Kaul:

    This is a good headline statement but when you get deeper into it, there are fault lines.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    Congress writes laws, not the president, and ending this program fulfills a promise that President Trump made to restore the proper role of the executive and legislative branches. But now there is more to do, and the president has called on Congress to act, at the heart of this issue are young people who came to this country through no fault of their own, and for many of them it’s the only country they know.


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