But the flaws and peccadilloes of Renaissance artists like Michelangelo pale beside the misdeeds of patrons and pontiffs.
Aaron Burr and Richard Cheney (Spiro Agnew's peccadilloes are miniscule in comparison), some two centuries apart.
Silvio Berlusconi is back in Italian headlines, but not for his peccadilloes or corruption trials.
In 2001, Premiere Magazine published an extensive article documenting Schwarzenegger's peccadilloes.
But what were these peccadilloes compared with the sins of the modern 'cigar-light?'
At this point I recalled all the peccadilloes which most troubled my conscience.
All little failings, peccadilloes, and asperities are strictly fined.
But you cannot saddle him, in the flesh or out of it, with your peccadilloes.
He speaks himself of 'equivocating pretty genteelly' in regard to one of his peccadilloes.
I began to be sorry for this man, in spite of his peccadilloes.
"slight sin," 1590s (earlier in corrupt form peccadilian, 1520s), from Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado "a sin," from Latin peccatum "a sin, fault, error," noun use of neuter past participle of peccare "to miss, mistake, make a mistake, do amiss; transgress, offend, be licentious, sin," perhaps literally "to stumble," from a PIE verbal root *ped- "to walk, stumble, fall," related to the root of foot (n.).