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1. fault

noun. ['ˈfɔlt'] a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention.

Synonyms

  • misestimation
  • slip
  • betise
  • mix-up
  • skip
  • bloomer
  • distortion
  • balls-up
  • slip-up
  • mess-up
  • misreckoning
  • oversight
  • nonachievement
  • folly
  • nonaccomplishment
  • boo-boo
  • ballup
  • miscalculation
  • blooper
  • renege
  • confusion
  • stupidity
  • smear
  • error
  • foul-up
  • offside
  • lapse
  • boner
  • smirch
  • fuckup
  • incursion
  • flub
  • parapraxis
  • cockup
  • botch
  • stain
  • foolishness
  • blunder
  • revoke
  • blot
  • spot
  • bungle
  • omission
  • pratfall
  • miscue
  • imbecility

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • overgarment
  • better
  • remember

Etymology

  • faute (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • faulte (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Fault

  • renault
  • pinault
  • kuralt
  • exalt
  • covault
  • basalt
  • perrault
  • brault
  • assault
  • walt
  • vault
  • sault
  • salt
  • nault
  • mault
  • malt
  • kalt
  • halt
  • gault
  • galt
  • dault

How do you pronounce fault?

Pronounce fault as fɔlt.

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Sentences with fault


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you lose your job through no fault of your own, you may qualify for unemployment.

2. Verb, base form
Everybody makes errors in eye-witness testimony, and nobody can or should fault them for it.

Quotes about fault


1. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
- William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

2. To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.
- Simone Weil

3. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

2. fault

noun. ['ˈfɔlt'] an imperfection in an object or machine.

Synonyms

  • flaw
  • bug
  • imperfection
  • imperfectness
  • defect
  • glitch
  • blister

Antonyms

  • onside
  • recede
  • claim
  • begin

Etymology

  • faute (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • faulte (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. fault

verb. ['ˈfɔlt'] put or pin the blame on.

Synonyms

  • accuse
  • blame

Antonyms

  • succeed
  • cleanness
  • keep

Etymology

  • faute (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • faulte (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. fault

noun. ['ˈfɔlt'] the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection.

Synonyms

  • demerit

Antonyms

  • worthlessness
  • intelligence

Etymology

  • faute (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • faulte (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. fault

noun. ['ˈfɔlt'] (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other.

Synonyms

  • scissure
  • shift
  • fault line
  • geological fault
  • fissure
  • inclined fault
  • crevice
  • faulting
  • cleft
  • break
  • fracture
  • crack

Antonyms

  • correctness
  • rightness
  • goodness
  • good

Etymology

  • faute (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • faulte (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. fault

noun. ['ˈfɔlt'] responsibility for a bad situation or event.

Synonyms

  • responsibility

Antonyms

  • irresponsibleness
  • wisdom

Etymology

  • faute (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • faulte (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. fault

noun. ['ˈfɔlt'] (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area).

Synonyms

  • serve
  • footfault
  • service

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • attend to
  • arrive
  • attend

Etymology

  • faute (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • faulte (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. fault

noun. ['ˈfɔlt'] (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.).

Synonyms

  • breakdown

Antonyms

  • ability
  • clean

Etymology

  • faute (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • faulte (Middle English (1100-1500))
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