Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fault

7 senses of fault

Sense 1
mistake, error, fault -- (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")
       => nonaccomplishment, nonachievement -- (an act that does not achieve its intended goal)

Sense 2
defect, fault, flaw -- (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")
       => imperfection, imperfectness -- (the state or an instance of being imperfect)

Sense 3
demerit, fault -- (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")
       => worth -- (the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful)

Sense 4
fault, faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break -- ((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")
       => crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure -- (a long narrow opening)

Sense 5
fault -- ((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")
       => breakdown, equipment failure -- (a cessation of normal operation; "there was a power breakdown")

Sense 6
fault -- (responsibility for a bad situation or event; "it was John's fault")
       => responsibility, responsibleness -- (a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; "he holds a position of great responsibility")

Sense 7
fault -- ((sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults")
       => serve, service -- ((sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play; "his powerful serves won the game")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fault

1 sense of fault

Sense 1
blame, fault -- (put or pin the blame on)
       => charge, accuse -- (blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference")

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