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faible


faible


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foible  \Foi"ble\,  n. 
  1.  A  moral  weakness;  a  failing;  a  weak  point;  a  frailty. 
 
  A  disposition  radically  noble  and  generous,  clouded 
  and  overshadowed  by  superficial  foibles.  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  2.  The  half  of  a  sword  blade  or  foil  blade  nearest  the  point; 
  --  opposed  to  forte.  [Written  also  {faible}.] 
 
  Syn:  Fault;  imperfection;  failing;  weakness;  infirmity; 
  frailty;  defect.  See  {Fault}.