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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foible  \Foi"ble\,  a.  [OF.  foible.  See  {Feeble}.] 
  Weak;  feeble.  [Obs.]  --Lord  Herbert. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foible 
  n  1:  an  behavioral  attribute  that  is  distinctive  and  peculiar  to 
  an  individual  [syn:  {idiosyncrasy},  {mannerism}] 
  2:  the  weaker  half  of  a  sword's  blade  from  the  forte  to  the  tip 




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