Synonyms of fault in English:

fault


See definition of fault

noun

1‘he has his faults, but he's a good man’

SYNONYMS

defect, failing, imperfection, flaw, blemish, shortcoming, weakness, weak point, weak spot, frailty, foible, vice, limitation, lack, deficiency, Achilles heel, chink in one's armour

ANTONYMS

merit, strength

2‘engineers have still not located the fault’

SYNONYMS

defect, flaw, imperfection, snag

error, mistake, inaccuracy, oversight, blunder, gaffe, slip

bug

informal glitch, gremlin, slip-up, boob, boo-boo, clanger, howler, foul-up, snarl-up

British informal cock-up

3‘it was my fault for being late’

SYNONYMS

responsibility, liability, culpability, blameworthiness, guilt

accountability, answerability

informal rap

4‘don't blame one child for another's faults’

SYNONYMS

misdeed, wrongdoing, offence, misdemeanour, misconduct, sin, vice, lapse, indiscretion, peccadillo, transgression, trespass


verb

1‘you couldn't fault any of the players’

SYNONYMS

find fault with, find lacking

criticize, attack, censure, condemn, impugn, reproach, reprove, run down, take to task, haul over the coals

complain about, quibble about, carp about, moan about, grouse about, grouch about, whine about, arraign

informal knock, slam, hammer, lay into, gripe about, beef about, bellyache about, bitch about, whinge about, nitpick over, pick holes in, sound off about

British informal slag off, have a go at, give some stick to, slate, rubbish


Phrases

    at fault

      ‘police say the driver was not at fault’

      SYNONYMS

      to blame, blameworthy, blameable, censurable, reproachable

      culpable, accountable, answerable

      responsible, guilty, in the wrong, offending, erring, errant

      ANTONYMS

      innocent

    find fault with

      ‘someone who enjoys finding fault with everything and putting people down’

      See fault
    to a fault

      ‘Barry's generous to a fault’

      SYNONYMS

      excessively, unduly, immoderately, overly, in the extreme, out of all proportion, overmuch, needlessly

      informal

      over the top, OTT