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Fault vs. Blame

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Faultnoun

A defect; something that detracts from perfection.

Blamenoun

Censure.

‘Blame came from all directions.’;

Faultnoun

A mistake or error.

‘No!. This is my fault, not yours’;

Blamenoun

Culpability for something negative or undesirable.

‘The blame for starting the fire lies with the arsonist.’;

Faultnoun

A weakness of character; a failing.

‘For all her faults, she's a good person at heart.’;

Blamenoun

Responsibility for something meriting censure.

‘They accepted the blame, but it was an accident.’;

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Faultnoun

A minor offense.

Blamenoun

(computing) A source control feature that can show which user was responsible for a particular portion of the source code.

Faultnoun

Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.

‘The fault lies with you.’;

Blameverb

To censure (someone or something); to criticize.

Faultnoun

(seismology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity.

Blameverb

(obsolete) To bring into disrepute.

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Faultnoun

(mining) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam.

‘slate fault, dirt fault, etc.’;

Blameverb

To assert or consider that someone is the cause of something negative; to place blame, to attribute responsibility (for something negative or for doing something negative).

‘The arsonist was blamed for the fire.’;

Faultnoun

(tennis) An illegal serve.

Blameverb

To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach.

‘We have none to blame but ourselves.’;

Faultnoun

(electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.

Blameverb

To bring reproach upon; to blemish.

‘She . . . blamed her noble blood.’; ‘You were to blame, I must be plain with you.’;

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Faultnoun

(obsolete) want; lack

Blamenoun

An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure.

‘Let me bear the blame forever.’;

Faultnoun

(hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.

Blamenoun

That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin.

‘Holy and without blame before him in love.’;

Faultverb

(transitive) To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.

Blamenoun

Hurt; injury.

Faultverb

To fracture.

Blamenoun

an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed;

‘his incrimination was based on my testimony’; ‘the police laid the blame on on the driver’;

Faultverb

(intransitive) To commit a mistake or error.

Blamenoun

a reproach for some lapse or misdeed;

‘he took the blame for it’; ‘it was a bum rap’;

Faultverb

To undergo a page fault.

Blameverb

put or pin the blame on

Faultnoun

Defect; want; lack; default.

‘One, it pleases me, for fault of a better, to call my friend.’;

Blameverb

harass with constant criticism;

‘Don't always pick on your little brother’;

Faultnoun

Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.

‘As patches set upon a little breachDiscredit more in hiding of the fault.’;

Blameverb

attribute responsibility to;

‘We blamed the accident on her’; ‘The tragedy was charged to her inexperience’;

Faultnoun

A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.

Blameadjective

expletives used informally as intensifiers;

‘he's a blasted idiot’; ‘it's a blamed shame’; ‘a blame cold winter’; ‘not a blessed dime’; ‘I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing’; ‘he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool’; ‘a deuced idiot’; ‘tired or his everlasting whimpering’; ‘an infernal nuisance’;

Faultnoun

A dislocation of the strata of the vein.

Blame

Blame is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise. When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong, their action is blameworthy.

Faultnoun

A lost scent; act of losing the scent.

‘Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled,With much ado, the cold fault cleary out.’;

Faultnoun

Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.

Faultnoun

A defective point in an electric circuit due to a crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the circuit.

Faultnoun

A dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping.

Faultverb

To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.

‘For that I will not fault thee.’;

Faultverb

To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; - chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.

Faultverb

To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.

‘If after Samuel's death the people had asked of God a king, they had not faulted.’;

Faultnoun

responsibility for a bad situation or event;

‘it was John's fault’;

Faultnoun

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;

‘they built it right over a geological fault’;

Faultnoun

the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection;

‘they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel’; ‘he knew his own faults much better than she did’;

Faultnoun

a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention;

‘he made a bad mistake’; ‘she was quick to point out my errors’; ‘I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults’;

Faultnoun

an imperfection in a device or machine;

‘if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer’;

Faultnoun

(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area);

‘he served too many double faults’;

Faultnoun

(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.);

‘it took much longer to find the fault than to fix it’;

Faultverb

put or pin the blame on

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