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, nitpick over, pick holes in, sound off about
British informal slag off, have a go at, whinge about, 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

    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

    find fault with

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


    SYNONYMS

    fault, 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

    Northern English

    mither, twine

    informal

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

    British informal

    slag off, have a go at, whinge about, give some stick to, slate, rubbish