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Another word for fault

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Noun
  1. An imperfection of character

    See also:

    help

    better

  2. Something that mars the appearance or causes inadequacy or failure

  3. Responsibility for an error or crime

    See also:

    start

Verb
  1. To find fault with

    See also:

    praise

Another word for fault

Synonym Study

  • Vice , although stronger in its implication of moral failure than any of the preceding terms, does not in this connection necessarily suggest actual depravity or wickedness gambling is his only vice
  • Foible refers to a slight weakness that is regarded more as an amusing idiosyncrasy than an actual defect in character eating desserts first is one of his foibles
  • Weakness applies to a minor shortcoming that results from a lack of perfect self-control talking too much is my weakness
  • Failing implies an even less serious shortcoming, usually a common one tardiness was one of his failings
  • Fault , in this comparison, refers to a definite, although not strongly condemnatory, imperfection in character her only fault is stubbornness