Foible Definition

foibəl
foibles
noun
foibles
A small weakness; slight frailty in character.
Webster's New World
The weakest part of a sword blade, from the middle to the point.
Webster's New World

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.
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adjective

(obsolete) Weak; feeble.

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Other Word Forms of Foible

Noun

Singular:
foible
Plural:
foibles

Origin of Foible

  • Obsolete French foible weak point of a sword, weak from Old French feble weak feeble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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