Translation of "fault" - English-Spanish dictionary

fault

noun uk /fɔːlt/
be someone’s fault

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

ser culpa de alguien
The accident was not my fault.

something that is wrong with something

fallo
The car has a serious design fault.

something that is wrong with someone’s character

defecto
He has many faults, but laziness isn’t one of them.
be at fault

to be responsible for something bad that has happened

tener la culpa
I was at fault and I would like to apologize.
The judge found the driver to be at fault for the accident.
verb uk /fɔːlt/

to find a reason to criticize someone or something

criticar
I can’t fault the way that they dealt with the complaint.

(Translation of “fault” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

fault

noun /foːlt/

a mistake; something for which one is to blame

culpa
The accident was your fault.

an imperfection; something wrong

defecto, tara
There is a fault in this machine
a fault in his character.

a crack in the rock surface of the earth

falla
faults in the earth’s crust.
faultless adjective

without fault; perfect

perfecto, intachable, impecable
a faultless performance.
faultlessly adverb

impecablemente
The horse cleared all the fences faultlessly.
faulty adjective

(usually of something mechanical) not made or working correctly

defectuoso
a faulty light switch.
at fault

wrong or to blame

tener la culpa
She was at fault for the error.
find fault with

to criticize or complain of

criticar a alguien
She is always finding fault with her husband.
to a fault

to too great an extent

en exceso
She was generous to a fault.

(Translation of “fault” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)