English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'at fault'

(phrase) 
Definition
to be to blame for something wrong
She didn't accept that she was at fault.
Synonyms
guilty
They were found guilty of manslaughter.
The guilty pair were caught red-handed.
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responsible
He felt responsible for their late arrival.
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to blame
Who is to blame here?
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accountable
The major industries should be accountable to their customers.
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in the wrong
He didn't argue because he knew he was in the wrong.
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culpable
Their decision to do nothing makes them culpable.
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of accountable
Definition
responsible to someone or for some action
The major industries should be accountable to their customers.
in the sense of blamable
Synonyms
reproachable,
deserving of censure,
reprovable
in the sense of culpable
Definition
deserving blame
Their decision to do nothing makes them culpable.

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