foible foible  /ˈfɔ ɪ bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
  2. (n) the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Even if it is snowing outside he takes bath with cold water and that is a foible he has from the time we know him.

News

  • Keri Russell’s Message to Paparazzi on Young Stars: ‘Leave Them Alone’

    Keri Russell has some stern words for paparazzi who hound young entertainers, publicizing their every fault, foible and fall: “I really want to say, ‘Leave them alone. I’m going to follow you around, because I promise you that your life is not so squeaky clean either,’” said the actor. Russell, star of the series “The [...]
    on August 16, 2013     Source: Newsmakers via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Talking more of the tale, Welsh said: "Good Arrows is set in South Wales, in the world of professional darts. It is a satire on the most vacuous and self-defeating foible of our times - the cult of minor celebrity. We have a tight, funny and edgy...
    on Aug 21, 2008 By: Irvine Welsh Source: TV Scoop (blog)

  2. "Gary's got every foible known to man," Peter McEvoy, the captain of the 1999 and 2001 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup teams and a former amateur partner of Wolstenholme's, said. "He's a complete one-off."
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Peter McEvoy Source: Times Online

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