简明英汉词典

find fault
v.
挑剔

美国传统词典[双解]

fault
fault
AHD:[f?lt]
D.J.[f%8lt]
K.K.[f%lt]
n.(名词)

(1)

A character weakness, especially a minor one.
不足:性格上的弱点,尤指小弱点

(2)

Something that impairs or detracts from physical perfection; a defect.
缺陷:身体完美状态上的损害或损伤;缺陷

(3)

A mistake; an error.
谬误;差错

(4)

A minor offense or misdeed.
过失:小过失或不良行为

(5)

Responsibility for a mistake or an offense; culpability.
过错,责任:对错误或过失的责任;有罪

(6)

Geology A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are differentially displaced parallel to the plane of fracture.Also called shift
【地质学】 断层:由于地壳的变动或移动而引起的在岩石构成连续性上的破裂,伴之以裂缝的一边相对于另一边的错位也作 shift

(7)

Electronics A defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding, or shorting.
【电子学】 电路故障:由于电线交叉、接地、断路或绝缘失效而造成的电路故障点

(8)

Sports A bad service, as in tennis.
【体育运动】 在网球中传球失误

(9)

Obsolete A lack or deficiency.
【废语】 缺乏,不足
v.(动词)
fault.edfault.ingfaults
v.tr.(及物动词)

(1)

To find error or defect in; criticize or blame.
发现错误或缺点;批评或指责

(2)

Geology To produce a fault in; fracture.
【地质学】 产生断层;断裂
v.intr.(不及物动词)

(1)

To commit a mistake or an error.
找错误,挑剔

(2)

Geology To shift so as to produce a fault.
【地质学】 变动从而产生断层

习惯用语

at fault

(1)

Deserving of blame; guilty:
该受责备的;有罪的:
admitted to being at fault.
承认有罪

(2)

Confused and puzzled.
混乱的,迷惑的

find fault
To seek, find, and complain about faults; criticize:
挑错,找错:寻找、发现和抱怨错处;批评:
found fault with his speech.
挑他演讲的错

to a fault
To an excessive degree:
过度地:
generous to a fault.
过度慷慨

语源

(1)

Middle English faulte
中古英语 faulte

(2)

from Old French
源自 古法语

(3)

from Vulgar Latin *fallita
源自 俗拉丁语 *fallita

(4)

feminine past participle of Latin fallere [to deceive, fail]
拉丁语 fallere的阴性过去分词 [欺骗,失败]

参考词汇

(1)

faultfailingweaknessfrailtyfoiblevice

(2)

These nouns denote an imperfection or deficiency of character. A
这些名词表示品质的不完美和缺陷。

(3)

fault is a quality or trait that detracts from moral excellence:
Fault 指品德或品质违反道德:
“If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others” (La Rochefoucauld). A
“如果我们自己没有罪过,我们就不会乐于注意别人的罪过” (拉·罗开福考德)。

(4)

failing is a minor fault or shortcoming:
Failing 指小错或缺点:
“An inability to stay quiet . . . is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind” (Walter Bagehot).
“不能安于现状…是人类最显著的缺点” (瓦特·白哲特)。

(5)

Weakness suggests deficiency of moral strength or force of character:
Weakness 指缺乏道德力量或性格力量:
“We must touch his weaknesses with a delicate hand. There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence, that we can scarce weed out the fault without eradicating the virtue” (Oliver Goldsmith). The term is related to but stronger than frailty, which implies the likelihood of yielding to temptation:
“我们必须用巧妙的手腕抓住他的弱点。有许多弱点近似于优点,使我们很难消除弱点而同时不根除美德” (奥利佛·戈德史密斯)。这个词与frailty 有关但又比它强烈,指向脾气屈服:
“Our frailties are invincible, our virtues barren” (Robert Louis Stevenson). Even weaker in imputing censure is foible, which refers to a minor defect that is easily overlooked and may even be endearing:
“我们的错误看不到,我们的美德贫乏” (罗伯特·路易斯·斯蒂文森)。指责语气更弱的是foible, 它指易被忽视并有可能被人喜爱的小毛病:
“Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible” (Sydney Smith).
“科学是他的长处,而无所不知则是他的小缺点” (西德尼·史密斯)。

(6)

Vice in this comparison refers to a moral flaw or in a weaker sense to a defect of character:
Vice 在比较中指道德缺点或对性格弱点的较微弱感觉:
“Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!” (Shakespeare).
“老天爷,老天爷,我们的老人们对说谎的缺点是多么主观呀!” (莎士比亚)。
“Obstinacy, Sir, is certainly a great vice” (Edmund Burke).See also Synonyms at blame, blemish
“先生,顽固当然是一个大缺点” (爱德蒙·伯克)参见同义词 blameblemish

美国传统词典

fault
fault
AHD:[f?lt]
D.J.[f%8lt]
K.K.[f%lt]
n.

(1)

A character weakness, especially a minor one.

(2)

Something that impairs or detracts from physical perfection; a defect.

(3)

A mistake; an error.

(4)

A minor offense or misdeed.

(5)

Responsibility for a mistake or an offense; culpability.

(6)

Geology A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are differentially displaced parallel to the plane of fracture.Also called shift

(7)

Electronics A defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding, or shorting.

(8)

Sports A bad service, as in tennis.

(9)

Obsolete A lack or deficiency.
v.
fault.ed, fault.ing, faults
v.tr.

(1)

To find error or defect in; criticize or blame.

(2)

Geology To produce a fault in; fracture.
v.intr.

(1)

To commit a mistake or an error.

(2)

Geology To shift so as to produce a fault.

习惯用语

at fault

(1)

Deserving of blame; guilty:
admitted to being at fault.

(2)

Confused and puzzled.

find fault
To seek, find, and complain about faults; criticize:
found fault with his speech.

to a fault
To an excessive degree:
generous to a fault.

语源

(1)

Middle English faulte

(2)

from Old French

(3)

from Vulgar Latin *fallita

(4)

feminine past participle of Latin fallere [to deceive, fail]

参考词汇

(1)

fault, failing, weakness, frailty, foible, vice

(2)

These nouns denote an imperfection or deficiency of character. A

(3)

fault is a quality or trait that detracts from moral excellence:
“If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others” (La Rochefoucauld). A

(4)

failing is a minor fault or shortcoming:
“An inability to stay quiet . . . is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind” (Walter Bagehot).

(5)

Weakness suggests deficiency of moral strength or force of character:
“We must touch his weaknesses with a delicate hand. There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence, that we can scarce weed out the fault without eradicating the virtue” (Oliver Goldsmith). The term is related to but stronger than frailty, which implies the likelihood of yielding to temptation:
“Our frailties are invincible, our virtues barren” (Robert Louis Stevenson). Even weaker in imputing censure is foible, which refers to a minor defect that is easily overlooked and may even be endearing:
“Science is his forte, and omniscience his foible” (Sydney Smith).

(6)

Vice in this comparison refers to a moral flaw or in a weaker sense to a defect of character:
“Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!” (Shakespeare).
“Obstinacy, Sir, is certainly a great vice” (Edmund Burke).See also Synonyms at blame, blemish

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