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fault

fault

 
 
pronunciation:
fawlt
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
at fault, to a fault
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a defect; flaw; weakness.
synonyms:
defect, deficiency, failing, flaw, frailty, imperfection, shortcoming, vice, weakness
antonyms:
excellence, merit, strength
similar words:
bug, foible, glitch, hole, infirmity, kink, liability, peccadillo
definition 2: a mistake; error.
synonyms:
defect, error, mistake, slip, slip-up
similar words:
blunder, bug, flub, goof, indiscretion, misdeed, misstep, offense, oversight, peccadillo, trip, wrongdoing
definition 3: responsibility for a mistake or error.
synonyms:
blame, culpability, onus
similar words:
guilt, liability, negligence, responsibility
definition 4: a break in a body of rock that is part of the earth's crust, with the result that the planes of contiguous surfaces are displaced.
synonyms:
flaw
similar words:
chink, crack, crevice, fissure, rift
definition 5: in tennis, a serve that falls outside the service court on the opponent's side.
phrase: at fault
phrase: to a fault
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: faulted, faulting, faults
definition: to be in error; commit a blunder or mistake.
synonyms:
err, goof, mistake, slip, stumble
similar words:
blunder, bungle, flub, miscalculate, misjudge, offend
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to blame, criticize, or find fault with.
synonyms:
accuse, blame, criticize, reprehend, reprove
similar words:
censure, impugn, miscalculate, misjudge, rebuke, reprimand, reproach