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foible

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Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible—it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara De Angelis
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English

Etymology

(1640-50) From French faible "feeble".

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. (obsolete) weak.

Noun

Singular
foible

Plural
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  1. A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.
    Try to look past his foibles and see the friendly fellow underneath.
  2. A weakness or failing of character.
  3. (fencing) Part of a sword between the middle and the point, weaker than the forte.

Synonyms

  • (a weakness or failing of character): fault

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