Foible - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔɪbl|  American pronunciation of the word foible
Brit.  |ˈfɔɪb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word foible


- a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual (syn: idiosyncrasy, mannerism)
- the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip


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

We all have our little foibles.

His friends gloss over his foible, by calling him an agreeable novelist.

Word forms

singular: foible
plural: foibles
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