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Faults

fault

noun

a feature of something that makes it less good

defect

noun

a fault in someone or something

weakness

noun

a fault or problem that makes something or someone less effective or attractive

deficiency

noun

a fault in someone or something that makes them not good enough

failing

noun

a fault or a weak point that makes someone or something less effective

shortcoming

noun

a fault or problem that makes someone or something less effective

imperfection

noun

a fault, or a bad quality

flaw

noun

a mistake or fault in something that makes it useless or less effective

inadequacy

noun

a fault in someone or something that prevents them from reaching the standard that is needed or expected

Achilles’ heel

noun

a weak feature that someone or something has that could cause failure or could be attacked

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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