3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Foible \Foi"ble\, adjective [OF. foible. See {Feeble}.] Weak; feeble. [Obs.] --Lord Herbert.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Foible \Foi"ble\, noun

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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual [syn: {idiosyncrasy}, {foible}, {mannerism}]

2: the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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