Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; French from obsolete French, in Old French fieble
Synonyms
  • eccentricity
  • failing
  • frailty
  • idiosyncrasy
  • infirmity
  • peculiarity
  • quirk
  • shortcoming
  • weakness
Antonyms
  • advantage
  • normality
  • strength
  • strong point
  • usualness
  • perfection
Definition
a minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect
Example
Constantly interrupting others is Robert's greatest foible.
Usage Over Time

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