foible: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (foi'bul), [key]
— n.
  1. a minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect: an all-too-human foible.
  2. the weaker part of a sword blade, between the middle and the point (opposed to forte).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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