1A minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character: they have to tolerate each other’s little foibles
More example sentences
- Do you think they just have a screenwriting computer programme that builds in all these character flaws and foibles?
- He is certainly an avuncular figure, more paternal than patriarchal, yet even his faults and foibles are masculine in character.
- Character faults and foibles surface slowly and are dealt with compassionately.
2 Fencing The part of a sword blade from the middle to the point. Compare with forte1.
- Again footwork is often required to create the correct distance to allow you to parry the foible of the attacking blade.
- This technique begins at the instant when the foible of the adversary's blade is against the forte of your blade.
- He parries with his foible when a feint is close but his real defense is his feet.
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Line breaks: foi¦ble
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