fault

fault
Synonyms and related words:
aberrancy, aberration, abysm, abyss, accountability, accountable, accuse, answerability, answerable, arroyo, at fault, atrocity, bad habit, besetting sin, birthmark, blackhead, blame, blameworthy, bleb, blemish, blister, blunder, boner, boo-boo, boob, box canyon, breach, break, bug, bulla, call into question, call to account, canyon, carp at, catch, cavity, censure, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, cicatrix, cleft, clerical error, cleuch, clough, col, comedo, corrigendum, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crater, craze, crevasse, crevice, crime, crime against humanity, criticize, culpability, culpable, cut, cwm, deadly sin, defacement, defect, defection, defectiveness, deficiency, defile, deformation, deformity, delinquency, dell, delusion, demerit, dereliction, deviancy, dike, disfiguration, disfigurement, disproportionately, distortion, ditch, donga, draw, drawback, enormity, errancy, erratum, erroneousness, error, evil, excavation, exceedingly, excessively, extremely, failing, failure, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, faultiness, faute, faux pas, felony, find fault, fissure, flaw, flawedness, flume, foible, fracture, frailty, freckle, furrow, fuss, gaffe, gap, gape, gash, gaucherie, genocide, goof, gorge, groove, guilt, guilty, guilty act, gulch, gulf, gully, hamartia, heavy sin, hemangioma, heresy, heterodoxy, hickey, hole, howler, human error, illusion, immoderately, imperfection, impropriety, impugn, in the extreme, inadequacy, incision, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infirmity, iniquity, injury, injustice, irrationally, joint, keloid, kink, kloof, knock, lapse, leak, lentigo, liability, liable, little problem, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, milium, minor wrong, misapplication, misapprehension, misbehavior, miscalculation, miscarriage, misconception, misconduct, misconstruction, miscount, misdeal, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, misfeasance, misidentification, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misplay, misprint, misquotation, misreport, miss, misstatement, mistake, misunderstanding, misuse, moat, mole, moral flaw, mortal sin, needle scar, nevus, niggle, nonfeasance, notch, nullah, offense, omission, onus, opening, outrage, overly, oversight, pass, passage, peccadillo, peccancy, perversion, pick at, pick on, pimple, pit, pock, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, problem, pustule, ravine, rent, responsibility, responsible, rift, rime, rupture, scab, scar, scissure, scratch, seam, sebaceous cyst, self-contradiction, shortcoming, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, sinfulness, slip, slit, slot, snag, something missing, split, strawberry mark, sty, taint, take exception to, to a fault, to blame, tort, track, transgression, trench, trespass, trip, twist, typo, typographical error, unduly, unorthodoxy, unreasonably, untrueness, untruth, untruthfulness, unutterable sin, valley, venial sin, verruca, vesicle, vice, void, vulnerable place, wadi, wale, warp, wart, weak link, weak point, weak side, weakness, weal, welt, wen, whitehead, wrong, wrongness

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  • fault — n [Anglo French faute lack, failing, ultimately from Latin fallere to deceive, disappoint] 1: a usu. intentional act forbidden by law; also: a usu. intentional omission to do something (as to exercise due care) required by law see also negligence …   Law dictionary

  • Fault — Fault, n. [OE. faut, faute, F. faute (cf. It., Sp., & Pg. falta), fr. a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., fr. L. fallere to deceive. See {Fail}, and cf. {Default}.] 1. Defect; want; lack; default. [1913 Webster] One, it pleases me, for fault of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fault — [fɔːlt ǁ fɒːlt] noun [countable] 1. MANUFACTURING something that is wrong with a machine, system etc that prevents it from working correctly: fault in • Soviet engineers identified 32 design faults in the reactor, any of which could have led to… …   Financial and business terms

  • fault — [fôlt] n. [ME faute < OFr faulte, a lack < VL * fallita < * fallitus, for L falsus: see FALSE] 1. Obs. failure to have or do what is required; lack 2. something that mars the appearance, character, structure, etc.; defect or failing 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Fault — may refer to:*Fault (geology), planar rock fractures which show evidence of relative movement *Fault (technology), an abnormal condition or defect at the component, equipment, or sub system level which may lead to a failure *An asymmetric fault… …   Wikipedia

  • fault — FÁULT, faulturi, s.n. (La unele jocuri sportive) Act nesportiv (lovire intenţionată, trântire, împingere etc.) comis de un jucător asupra adversarului şi sancţionat de arbitru. [pr.: fa ult] – Din engl. fault. Trimis de RACAI, 21.11.2003. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • fault — n 1 imperfection, deficiency, shortcoming Analogous words: flaw, defect, *blemish: weakness, infirmity (see corresponding adjectives at WEAK) Antonyms: excellence 2 Fault, failing, frailty, foible, vice are comparable when they mean an… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fault — ► NOUN 1) an unattractive or unsatisfactory feature; a defect or mistake. 2) responsibility for an accident or misfortune. 3) (in tennis) a service that infringes the rules. 4) Geology an extended break in a rock formation, marked by the relative …   English terms dictionary

  • Fault — Fault, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Faulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Faulting}.] 1. To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For that I will not fault thee. Old Song. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) To interrupt the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fault´i|ly — fault|y «FL tee», adjective, fault|i|er, fault|i|est. 1. having faults; containing blemishes or errors; wrong; imperfect; defective: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • fault|y — «FL tee», adjective, fault|i|er, fault|i|est. 1. having faults; containing blemishes or errors; wrong; imperfect; defective: » …   Useful english dictionary

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