F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawlt]
    • /fɔlt/
    • /fɒlt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawlt]
    • /fɔlt/

Definitions of faulted word

  • noun faulted a defect or imperfection; flaw; failing: a fault in the brakes; a fault in one's character. 1
  • noun faulted responsibility for failure or a wrongful act: It is my fault that we have not finished. 1
  • noun faulted an error or mistake: a fault in addition. 1
  • noun faulted a misdeed or transgression: to confess one's faults. 1
  • noun faulted Sports. a ball that when served does not land in the proper section of an opponent's court. a failure to serve the ball according to the rules, as from within a certain area. 1
  • noun faulted Geology, Mining. a break in the continuity of a body of rock or of a vein, with dislocation along the plane of the fracture (fault plane) 1

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Origin of faulted

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English faute < Anglo-French, Middle French < Vulgar Latin *fallita, noun use of feminine of *fallitus, for Latin falsus, past participle of fallere to be wrong

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Parts of speech for Faulted


faulted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

faulted usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for faulted

verb faulted

  • lower — to cause to descend; let or put down: to lower a flag.
  • undervalue — to value below the real worth; put too low a value on.
  • discountenance — to disconcert, embarrass, or abash: With his composure, he survived every attempt to discountenance him.
  • disgrace — the loss of respect, honor, or esteem; ignominy; shame: the disgrace of criminals.
  • asperse — to spread false rumours about; defame

noun faulted

  • burdened — If you are burdened with something, it causes you a lot of worry or hard work.
  • blamed — damned
  • blundered — a gross, stupid, or careless mistake: That's your second blunder this morning.
  • defected — a shortcoming, fault, or imperfection: a defect in an argument; a defect in a machine.
  • lapsed — expired; voided; terminated: a lapsed insurance policy.

Antonyms for faulted

verb faulted

  • praise — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
  • sanction — authoritative permission or approval, as for an action.
  • honor — honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: a man of honor.
  • respect — a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect.
  • compliment — A compliment is a polite remark that you say to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done.

noun faulted

  • advantaged — A person or place that is advantaged is in a better social or financial position than other people or places.
  • cared — a state of mind in which one is troubled; worry, anxiety, or concern: He was never free from care.
  • righted — in accordance with what is good, proper, or just: right conduct.
  • benefited — something that is advantageous or good; an advantage: He explained the benefits of public ownership of the postal system.

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