foible


foi·ble

noun \ˈfi-bəl\

: a minor fault in someone's character or behavior

Full Definition of FOIBLE

1
:  the part of a sword or foil blade between the middle and point
2
:  a minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior :  weakness <admired their teacher despite his foibles>

Examples of FOIBLE

  1. <could tolerate my uncle's foibles because we loved him dearly>

Origin of FOIBLE

obsolete French (now faible), from obsolete foible weak, from Old French feble feeble
First Known Use: circa 1648

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