Foible meaning

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A small weakness; slight frailty in character.
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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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A minor weakness or failing of character.
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(fencing) Part of a sword between the middle and the point, weaker than the forte.
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The definition of foible is a small character flaw.

An example of a foible is when someone always chews with their mouth open instead of closed.

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A weakness or failing of character.
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The weaker section of a sword blade, from the middle to the tip.
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The weakest part of a sword blade, from the middle to the point.
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(obsolete) Weak; feeble.

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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

  • (1640-50) From Early Modern French foible (“feeble”) (contemporary French faible).

    From Wiktionary