Origin of foible
Synonyms for foible
Antonyms for foible
Related Words for foiblequirk, idiosyncrasy, failing, peculiarity, eccentricity, shortcoming, weakness, frailty, infirmity, kink, vice, fault, oddity, defect, mannerism, characteristic, singularity
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Historical Examples of foible
You know vanity is not my foible, therefore I need not fear your censure.Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works
Edward Singleton Holden
Vanity had been the foible of her childish years; it was now the vice of her womanhood.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
Mrs. Vint had pricked his conscience, but she had wounded his foible.
His foible is, a canine appetite for popularity and fame; but he will get above this.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson
I am afraid my mother is rather exacting; it is a Blake foible.'Lover or Friend
Rosa Nouchette Carey
Word Origin for foible
1640s, "weak point of a sword blade" (contrasted to forte), from French foible (n.), from obsolete foible (adj.) "weak," from Old French foible "feeble," dissimilated from Lain flebilis (see feeble). Extended sense of "weak point of character" is first recorded 1670s. Related: Foibles.