Definitions

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  • adj. Full of faults or sins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of faults or sins.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of faults, mistakes, or sins.

Etymologies

fault +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But now that the holy ritual brought also the command of the Latin tongue, men were as slothful now as they were unskilled before, and their sluggishness proved as faultful as that former neediness.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • Back again in the cottage, and left to reflection, he saw one thing: that though his kiss of that aerial being had seemed the purest moment of his faultful life, as long as he nourished this unlicensed tenderness it was glaringly inconsistent for him to pursue the idea of becoming the soldier and servant of a religion in which sexual love was regarded as at its best a frailty, and at its worst damnation.

    Jude the Obscure

  • But for all that, admitting to the full all that, I am here now to say to every man and woman in this place, 'Friend, you may make your life from this moment so unlike the blotted, stained, faultful, imperfect, sinful past that no words other than the words of the New Testament will be large enough to express the fact.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Kings Chapters VIII to End and Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Esther, Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes

  • Eric was touched to the heart's core, and in one rapid lightning-like glance, his memory revealed to him the faultful past, in all its sorrowfulness.

    Eric, or Little by Little

  • So now I pass my book over to _Milly_ -- and do right earnestly desire that she may be less faultful than I.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest The Annals of Selwick Hall

  • Because with your presence for my inspiration, I feel that I can retrieve my faultful past, and with time become God's noblest work -- an honest man.

    Pauline's Passion and Punishment

  • And he stood with kindling brow, gazing into the autumn air, as his heart went sorrowing, but hopefully "sorrowing, back through all the faultful past."

    Tom Brown at Oxford

  • It is rarely that we can point to an opposition between faultful, because insolent, ignorance, and virtuous, because gracious, knowledge, so direct, and in so parallel elements, as in this instance.

    Ariadne Florentina Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving

  • And these relations of the schools are to be determined by the quality in the _lines_; we shall find that in proportion as the light and shade is neglected, the lines are studied; that those of Bandini are perfect; of Dürer perfect, only with a lower perfection; but of Beaugrand, entirely faultful.

    Ariadne Florentina Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving

  • Let us take instance of contrast between faultful and treacherous ignorance, and divinely pure and fruitful knowledge.

    Ariadne Florentina Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving

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