Translation of "fault" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /fɔːlt/ us /fɔlt/
be someone’s fault

B1 If something bad that happened is someone’s fault, they made it happen.

essere colpa di qualcuno
The accident was not my fault. L’incidente non è stato colpa mia.

something that is wrong with something

difetto, imperfezione
The car has a serious design fault. La macchina ha un grave difetto di design.

something that is wrong with someone’s character

He has many faults, but laziness isn’t one of them. Ha molti difetti ma non la pigrizia.
be at fault

to be responsible for something bad that has happened

essere in errore
I was at fault and I would like to apologize. Ero in errore e vorrei scusarmi.
The judge found the driver to be at fault for the accident. Il giudice ha decretato che l’autista era responsabile dell’incidente.
verb uk /fɔːlt/ us /fɔlt/

to find a reason to criticize someone or something

criticare, trovare da ridire
I can’t fault the way that they dealt with the complaint. Non posso criticare il modo in cui hanno gestito il reclamo.

(Translation of “fault” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)