Definitions for foibleˈfɔɪ bəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a minor weakness or failing of character.
a quirk or eccentricity of character.
the part of a sword or foil blade between the middle and the point, less strong than the forte.
* Syn: See fault.
Origin of foible:
1640–50; < F, var. of faiblefeeble
idiosyncrasy, foible, mannerism(noun)
a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip
A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.
Try to look past his foibles and see the friendly fellow underneath.
A weakness or failing of character.
Part of a sword between the middle and the point, weaker than the forte.
Origin: (1640-50) From faible.
a moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty
the half of a sword blade or foil blade nearest the point; -- opposed to forte
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