Synonyms for fault

Synonyms for (noun) fault

Synonyms: mistake, error, fault

Definition: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Usage: he made a bad mistake; she was quick to point out my errors; I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults

Similar words: nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

Definition: an act that does not achieve its intended goal


Synonyms: fault

Definition: (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)

Usage: he served too many double faults

Similar words: serve, service

Definition: (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

Usage: his powerful serves won the game


Synonyms: fault

Definition: responsibility for a bad situation or event

Usage: it was John's fault

Similar words: responsibility, responsibleness

Definition: a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct

Usage: he holds a position of great responsibility


Synonyms: fault, demerit

Definition: the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection

Usage: they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel; he knew his own faults much better than she did

Similar words: worth

Definition: the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful


Synonyms: fault

Definition: (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)

Usage: it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it

Similar words: equipment failure, breakdown

Definition: a cessation of normal operation

Usage: there was a power breakdown


Synonyms: fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, break, shift

Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

Usage: they built it right over a geological fault; he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Similar words: crack, crevice, scissure, cleft, fissure

Definition: a long narrow opening


Synonyms: defect, flaw, fault

Definition: an imperfection in an object or machine

Usage: a flaw caused the crystal to shatter; if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

Similar words: imperfection, imperfectness

Definition: the state or an instance of being imperfect

Synonyms for (verb) fault

Synonyms: fault, blame

Definition: put or pin the blame on

Similar words: accuse, charge

Definition: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

Usage: he charged the director with indifference