Friday, August 03, 2012
foible noun [FOI-buhl] A minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect: an all-too-human foible.
Definitions for foible
- A minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect: an all-too-human foible.
- The weaker part of a sword blade, between the middle and the point (opposed to forte).
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Citations for foible
Irascibility was his sole foible; for in fact the obstinacy of which men accused him was anything but his foible, since he justly considered it his forte.
I fear, on the contrary, if they came under your examination, there is not one in whom you would not discern some foible!
Origin of foible
Related to the word feeble, foible is derived from the Latin word flēbilis which meant "lamentable."