foi·ble

foi·ble

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  • foi|ble — «FOY buhl», noun. 1. a weak point; weakness: »Talking too much is one of her foibles. The accidental consequences of some human frailty or foible (Henry Fielding). SYNONYM(S): failing, frailty. 2. the flexible part of a sword blade, between the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • foi — foi·ble; foi·son; foi·son·less; …   English syllables

  • ble — ab·di·ca·ble; abom·i·na·ble; abus·a·ble; ac·ces·si·ble; ac·com·mo·da·ble; ac·cost·a·ble; ac·cu·mu·la·ble; ac·cus·a·ble; ace·to·sol·u·ble; achie·va·ble; acid·i·fi·a·ble; ac·knowl·edge·a·ble; act·a·ble; ac·ti·va·ble; ac·tu·al·iz·a·ble; add·a·ble;… …   English syllables

  • foible — foi·ble …   English syllables

  • foible — foi|ble [ˈfɔıbəl] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Early modern French, from Old French feble; FEEBLE] a small weakness or strange habit that someone has, which does not harm anyone else = ↑peculiarity ▪ We all have our little foibles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foible — foi|ble [ fɔıbl ] noun count a way of thinking or behaving that is unusual and strange or annoying …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foible — foi•ble [[t]ˈfɔɪ bəl[/t]] n. 1) a minor weakness or failing of character 2) a quirk or eccentricity of character 3) her the part of a sword or foil blade between the middle and the point, less strong than the forte • Etymology: 1640–50; < F,… …   From formal English to slang

  • faible — Foible Foi ble, n. 1. A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty. [1913 Webster] A disposition radically noble and generous, clouded and overshadowed by superficial foibles. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. The half of a sword blade or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foible — Foi ble, a. [OF. foible. See {Feeble}.] Weak; feeble. [Obs.] Lord Herbert. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foible — Foi ble, n. 1. A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty. [1913 Webster] A disposition radically noble and generous, clouded and overshadowed by superficial foibles. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. The half of a sword blade or foil blade …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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