- an unattractive or unsatisfactory feature, especially in a piece of work or in a person's character；a break or other defect in an electric circuit or piece of machinery
- criticize for inadequacy or mistakes；do wrong
verb: fault, 3rd person present: faults, gerund or present participle: faulting, past tense: faulted, past participle: faulted
noun: fault, plural noun: faults
- 1. an unattractive or unsatisfactory feature, especially in a piece of work or in a person's character my worst fault is impatience
- ▪ a break or other defect in an electric circuit or piece of machinery a fire caused by an electrical fault 同義詞 defect, flaw, imperfection, snag, error, ... 更多
- ▪ a misguided action or habit the fault of the keen therapist is to start to intervene during the assessment phase 同義詞 defect, failing, imperfection, flaw, blemish, ... 更多反義詞 merit, strength
- ▪ (in tennis and similar games) a service of the ball not in accordance with the rules.
- ▪ (in showjumping) a penalty point imposed for an error.
- 2. responsibility for an accident or misfortune if books were not selling, it wasn't the fault of the publishers it was his fault she had died 同義詞 responsibility, liability, culpability, blameworthiness, guilt, ... 更多
- 3. an extended break in a rock formation, marked by the relative displacement and discontinuity of strata on either side of a particular plane a landscape broken by numerous faults the fault plane dips northwards
- 1. criticize for inadequacy or mistakes her superiors could not fault her dedication to the job you cannot fault him for the professionalism of his approach
- ▪ archaic do wrong the people of Caesarea faulted greatly when they called King Herod a god
- 2. (of a rock formation) be broken by a fault or faults the continental crust has been thinned and faulted as a result of geological processes