Synonyms for foible

Grammar : Noun
Spell : foi-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfɔɪ bəl

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Définition of foible

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun personal imperfection
Example sentences :
  • You know vanity is not my foible, therefore I need not fear your censure.
  • Extract from : « Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works » by Edward Singleton Holden
  • Vanity had been the foible of her childish years; it was now the vice of her womanhood.
  • Extract from : « The Daltons, Volume I (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • Mrs. Vint had pricked his conscience, but she had wounded his foible.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866 » by Various
  • His foible is, a canine appetite for popularity and fame; but he will get above this.
  • Extract from : « The Writings of Thomas Jefferson » by Thomas Jefferson
  • I am afraid my mother is rather exacting; it is a Blake foible.'
  • Extract from : « Lover or Friend » by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • I have a foible for the English in spite of that vilain petit Boulby.
  • Extract from : « The Parisians, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • “If I have a foible, it is under-statement,” returned Hadria, with a half-smile.
  • Extract from : « The Daughters of Danaus » by Mona Caird
  • Do you know that you have one little infinitesimal ewe-lamb of a foible?
  • Extract from : « A Likely Story » by William Dean Howells
  • Omniscience may be a foible of men, but it is not so of books.
  • Extract from : « The Private Library » by Arthur L. Humphreys
  • But simplicity is not a foible of the religious mind of India.
  • Extract from : « India, Its Life and Thought » by John P. Jones

Antonyms for foible

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