What is another word for to a fault?

Pronunciation: [tʊ ɐ fˈɒlt] (IPA)

When we say that someone has a particular quality 'to a fault', it implies that they have it in such excess that it is no longer desirable. For example, if someone is kind to a fault, it suggests that they are so excessively kind that they may end up being taken advantage of. Synonyms for 'to a fault' include overly, excessively, unduly, overly so, and excessively so. These words all convey an excessive amount of something, which can lead to negative consequences. Other phrases that have a similar meaning include going too far, taking things too far, or overdoing it. It's important to strike a balance between positive qualities and extreme ones.

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Famous quotes with To a fault

  • She's generous to a fault - if it's her own.
    Bugs Baer
  • I'm empathetic to a fault. I really do - embarrassingly enough - tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me.
    Kristen Bell
  • Faultless to a fault.
    Robert Browning
  • People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault.
    Sydney J. Harris
  • There was a lot more joking going on when I was a kid. My dad, for instance, specialised in puns and I remember once we were on vacation in California and we were driving along the San Andreas Fault and he threw a quarter out of the window into the Fault because he said "he had always wanted to be generous to a fault".
    Bill Bryson

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