Definitions For Fault


  • A wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
  • (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area)
  • Responsibility for a bad situation or event
  • The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
  • (electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.)
  • (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  • An imperfection in an object or machine
  • A bad quality or part of someone's character : a weakness in character
  • A problem or bad part that prevents something from being perfect : a flaw or defect
  • Responsibility for a problem, mistake, bad situation, etc.


  • Put or pin the blame on
  • To criticize (something)
  • To blame or criticize (someone)

Is Fault a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Fault is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Fault in a Sentence

  • Lack of courage is his worst fault.
  • If the book has a fault, it's that it's too long.
  • It's your own fault you missed that bus.
  • The truck driver was faulted for the accident.
  • Many have faulted her for not acting sooner.
  • I can't fault him for trying to protect his family.

Synonyms for Fault

Antonyms for Fault

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