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foible

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of foible

  1. a defect in character could tolerate my uncle's foibles because we loved him dearly Synonyms of foible demerit, dereliction, failing, fault, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, weaknessWords Related to foible blot, spot, stain; blemish, deficiency, flaw, imperfection, minus, nit; Achilles' heel, soft spot; corruption, depravity, evil, immorality, sinfulness, wickednessNear Antonyms of foible excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousnessAntonyms of foible merit, virtue

Synonym Discussion of foible

fault, failing, frailty, foible, vice mean an imperfection or weakness of character. fault implies a failure, not necessarily culpable, to reach some standard of perfection in disposition, action, or habit.
    • a writer of many virtues and few faults
failing suggests a minor shortcoming in character.
    • being late is a failing of mine
frailty implies a general or chronic proneness to yield to temptation.
    • human frailties
foible applies to a harmless or endearing weakness or idiosyncrasy.
    • an eccentric's charming foibles
vice can be a general term for any imperfection or weakness, but it often suggests violation of a moral code or the giving of offense to the moral sensibilities of others.
    • compulsive gambling was his vice

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