Synonyms of fault in English:



  • 1 he has his faults, but he's a good man
    [Antonyms] merit strength
  • 2 engineers have still not located the fault
    defect, flaw, imperfection, snag; error, mistake, inaccuracy, oversight, blunder, gaffe, slip; Computingbug
    informal glitch, gremlin, slip-up, boob, boo-boo, clanger, howler, foul-up, snarl-up
    British informal cock-up
  • 3 it was my fault for being late
  • 4 don't blame one child for another's faults
  • Phrases

    at fault

    police say the driver was not at fault
    [Antonyms] innocent
    to blameblameworthyblameablecensurablereproachableculpableaccountableanswerableresponsibleguiltyin the wrongoffendingerringerrant

    find fault with

    someone who enjoys finding fault with everything and putting people down See verb

    to a fault

    Barry's generous to a faultexcessivelyundulyimmoderatelyoverlyin the extremeout of all proportionovermuchneedlessly informalover the topOTT


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  • you couldn't fault any of the players
    find fault with, find lacking; criticize, attack, censure, condemn, impugn, reproach, reprove, run down, take to task, haul over the coals; complain about, quibble about, carp about, moan about, grouse about, grouch about, whine about, arraign
    informal knock, slam, hammer, lay into, gripe about, beef about, bellyache about, bitch about, whinge about, nitpick over, pick holes in, sound off about
    British informal slag off, have a go at, give some stick to, slate, rubbish
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