- an unattractive or unsatisfactory feature, especially in a piece of work or in a person's character；a break or other defect in an electrical 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 electrical circuit or piece of machinery a fire caused by an electrical fault 同義詞
- ▪ a misguided or dangerous action or habit it has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (in tennis and similar games) a service of the ball not in accordance with the rules.
- ▪ (in show jumping) a penalty point imposed for an error.
- 2. responsibility for an accident or misfortune it was his fault she had died an ordinary man thrust into peril through no fault of his own 同義詞
- 3. an extended break in a body of rock, marked by the relative displacement and discontinuity of strata on either side of a particular surface a landscape broken by numerous faults the fault plane dips northward
- 1. criticize for inadequacy or mistakes her colleagues and 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 rift valleys where the crust has been stretched and faulted