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Definitions of faulting word
- noun faulting a defect or imperfection; flaw; failing: a fault in the brakes; a fault in one's character. 1
- noun faulting responsibility for failure or a wrongful act: It is my fault that we have not finished. 1
- noun faulting an error or mistake: a fault in addition. 1
- noun faulting a misdeed or transgression: to confess one's faults. 1
- noun faulting 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 faulting 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 faulting
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
Parts of speech for Faulting
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 about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.
faulting usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for faulting
- 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
Antonyms for faulting
- 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.
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