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synonyms for foible

  • eccentricity
  • failing
  • frailty
  • idiosyncrasy
  • infirmity
  • peculiarity
  • quirk
  • shortcoming
  • weakness
  • characteristic
  • defect
  • fault
  • kink
  • mannerism
  • oddity
  • singularity
  • vice
  • weak point

antonyms for foible

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  • advantage
  • normality
  • strength
  • strong point
  • usualness
  • perfection
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How to use foible in a sentence

Human foibles have never been more readily apparent, or more easily exposed.
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It’s a provocative, entertaining book that, much like Wolfe did, exposes our collective foibles and makes everybody look a little cartoonish.
DAVID DUCHOVNY WANTS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AS A NOVELIST. HIS NEW BOOK MAKES A GOOD CASE.MARK ATHITAKISFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These scientists aren’t necessarily familiar with the quirks and foibles of interferometric arrays.
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The Steelers are indeed playing awful football, but most of their foibles are on the offensive side of the ball.
THE STEELERS, SAINTS AND RAMS AREN’T FINISHING STRONG. FOR THE PLAYOFFS, IT MIGHT NOT MATTER.NEIL GREENBERGDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The narrative fleshes out humanlike foibles that strike chords in your heart.
‘BUGSNAX’ IS CHARMING AND FUNNY, BUT SAPPED BY VEXING GAMEPLAYHAROLD GOLDBERGNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
His foible met the flash of the other man's forte, and his blade bounced aside like a sprung bow.
THE GREAT POTLATCH RIOTSALLEN KIM LANG
Il ne suffit pas de dire que l'esprit est foible, il faut lui faire sentir ses foiblesses.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
Emancipation is all a delusion, a foible, a fantasy, an idle dream!
THE RIGHT OF AMERICAN SLAVERYTRUE WORTHY HOIT
Judith consented to consult her; Mary soon found out the foible of the poor woman.
YORKSHIRE ODDITIES, INCIDENTS AND STRANGE EVENTSS. BARING-GOULD
And now and then a human foible might be recorded by the stonemason without risk of undermining society's foundations.
ADVENTURES AND ENTHUSIASMSE. V. LUCAS
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WORDS RELATED TO FOIBLE

  • chink in the armor
  • damaging weakness
  • defect
  • failing
  • flaw
  • foible
  • frailty
  • handicap
  • heel of Achilles
  • susceptibility
  • tender spot
  • vulnerability
  • weak link
  • weak spot
  • weakness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.