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Noun
A defect or weakness
“I felt very emotional during the service, my lip trembling on several occasions, and I slipped into my usual fault of speaking softly when that happens.”
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A mistake or error
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“All this is much more than an editorial fault, as it constitutes evidence that the author has not thoroughly analyzed his subject.”
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Responsibility for an accident or misfortune
“The fault for the company's failure was placed squarely on the shoulders of its board of directors.”
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A misguided act
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“As it now seems to me, I must have committed the fault of not putting my whole trust in His Majesty.”
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Something that mars the appearance or completeness of something
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“Any interference with the balance could lead to an alteration of the fabric's characteristics, which, in turn, could lead to a fault in the fabric.”
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The state of being ill or unhealthy
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Something that detracts or takes away
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A crack, split, or break in something
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The rabble, the masses
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A shallow pit or other edged depression in a road's surface, especially when caused by erosion by weather or traffic
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A physical trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality
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An ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules
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Charge of wrongdoing, fault
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The state or condition of being immoral or sinful
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A person's ruin or downfall
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A sudden violent shaking of the ground, typically causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action
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An abnormal feature, characteristic, or occurrence
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To criticize someone for inadequacy or mistakes
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“Critics have chosen to fault leaders for failing to present alternatives.”
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To feel or declare that someone or something is at fault or wrong
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