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fault



I - noun
1. a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention (Freq. 8)
- he made a bad mistake
- she was quick to point out my errors
- I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
Syn:
mistake, error
Derivationally related forms:
faulty, err (for: error), mistake (for: mistake)
Hypernyms:
nonaccomplishment, nonachievement
Hyponyms:
blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain,
confusion, mix-up, incursion, miscalculation, misreckoning, misestimation,
distortion, slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, offside,
oversight, lapse, omission, skip, blunder, blooper,
bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub,
botch, boner, boo-boo, ballup, balls-up, cockup,
mess-up, stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility,
revoke, renege
2. an imperfection in an object or machine (Freq. 4)
- a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
- if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer
Syn:
defect, flaw
Derivationally related forms:
flaw (for: flaw), faulty
Hypernyms:
imperfection, imperfectness
Hyponyms:
blister, bug, glitch, hole
3. the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection (Freq. 1)
- they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
- he knew his own faults much better than she did
Syn:
demerit
Ant:
merit (for: demerit)
Hypernyms:
worth
4. (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
Syn:
faulting, geological fault, shift, fracture, break
Derivationally related forms:
break (for: break), fracture (for: fracture)
Topics:
geology
Hypernyms:
crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure
Hyponyms:
inclined fault, strike-slip fault
Instance Hyponyms:
Denali Fault, San Andreas Fault
Part Meronyms:
fault line
5. (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
Topics:
electronics
Hypernyms:
breakdown, equipment failure
6. responsibility for a bad situation or event
- it was John's fault
Hypernyms:
responsibility, responsibleness
7. (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
- he served too many double faults
Topics:
tennis, lawn tennis, badminton, squash, squash racquets, squash rackets
Hypernyms:
serve, service
Hyponyms:
double fault, footfault

II - verb
put or pin the blame on (Freq. 1)
Syn:
blame
Ant:
absolve (for: blame)
Derivationally related forms:
blameable (for: blame), blamable (for: blame), blame (for: blame)
Hypernyms:
charge, accuse
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody with something

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