What is another word for to a fault?
16 synonyms found
[ tʊ ɐ fˈɒlt], [ tʊ ɐ fˈɒlt], [ t_ʊ ɐ f_ˈɒ_l_t]
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.