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Main Entry: 1fault
Pronunciation: primarystressfodotlt
Function: noun
1 a : a weakness in character : FAILING b : a physical or mental flaw
2 a : a wrongful act b : 2MISTAKE 2
3 : responsibility for wrongdoing or failure <it's all my fault>
4 : a break in the earth's crust accompanied by a displacement of rock masses parallel to the break
- faultĚless /-lschwas/ adjective
- faultĚlessĚly adverb
- faultĚlessĚness noun
- at fault : deserving blame : RESPONSIBLE
- to a fault : to the point of being or doing too much <generous to a fault>
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