fault

n
1. defect, flaw, imperfection, Sl. bug; blemish, taint, spot, stain; frailty, weakness, infirmity, foible, shortcoming, failing.
2. error, mistake, inaccuracy; omission, oversight, slip-up, slip, lapse; blunder, botch, fumble, foozle, Sl. boo-boo, Sl. goof, Sl. boner; gaffe, gaucherie, faux pas.
3. misdeed, misdemeanor, transgression, offense, wrong; misconduct, misbehavior; sin, vice, indiscretion, peccadillo.
4. responsibility, blamability, blameworthiness, answerability, accountability.
5. at fault
blameworthy, censurable, culpable, blamable; responsible, answerable, accountable; guilty, wrong, in the wrong.
6. find fault
complain, criticize, carp; cavil, quibble, Inf. nitpick, pettifog; frown upon, take exception to, pick holes in.
7. to a fault
excessively, immoderately, unreasonable, unduly, overmuch, too much; extremely, exceedingly, needlessly, out of all proportion, preposterously.
v
8. blunder, fumble, boggle, botch or botch up, mess up, hash up, muff, foozle, Inf. flub, Sl. goof or goof up, Sl. screw up; flounder, stumble, bungle, slip; err, slip up, make a mistake, miscalculate, misjudge, misreckon, mistake.
9. find fault with, censure, upbraid, reproach, rebuke, reprehend; reprove, tax, take to task, call to account; impugn, assail, revile, call into question; stigmatize, brand, asperse, cast aspersions on, malign, slander, defame, vilify; attack, inveigh against, rail against, declaim against.
10. blame, accuse, Sl. stick or pin [s.t.] on [s.o.], hold [s.o.] accountable or responsible, lay at [s.o.'s] door, point the finger at [s.o.]; (all in reference to culpability) allege, ascribe, attribute, assign, impute, lay.

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