Definitions for foibleˈfɔɪ bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

foi•ble*ˈfɔɪ bəl(n.)

  1. a minor weakness or failing of character.

  2. a quirk or eccentricity of character.

  3. the part of a sword or foil blade between the middle and the point, less strong than the forte.

    Category: Heraldry

* Syn: See fault.

Origin of foible:

1640–50; < F, var. of faiblefeeble

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idiosyncrasy, foible, mannerism(noun)

    a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

  2. foible(noun)

    the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip


  1. foible(Noun)

    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.

  2. foible(Noun)

    A weakness or failing of character.

  3. foible(Noun)

    Part of a sword between the middle and the point, weaker than the forte.

  4. foible(Adjective)


  5. Origin: (1640-50) From faible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foible(adj)

    weak; feeble

  2. Foible(noun)

    a moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty

  3. Foible(noun)

    the half of a sword blade or foil blade nearest the point; -- opposed to forte


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