View definitions for foible


noun as in personal imperfection

Discover More

Example Sentences

Human foibles have never been more readily apparent, or more easily exposed.

From Ozy

It’s a provocative, entertaining book that, much like Wolfe did, exposes our collective foibles and makes everybody look a little cartoonish.

These scientists aren’t necessarily familiar with the quirks and foibles of interferometric arrays.

The Steelers are indeed playing awful football, but most of their foibles are on the offensive side of the ball.

The narrative fleshes out humanlike foibles that strike chords in your heart.

His foible met the flash of the other man's forte, and his blade bounced aside like a sprung bow.

Il ne suffit pas de dire que l'esprit est foible, il faut lui faire sentir ses foiblesses.

Emancipation is all a delusion, a foible, a fantasy, an idle dream!

Judith consented to consult her; Mary soon found out the foible of the poor woman.

And now and then a human foible might be recorded by the stonemason without risk of undermining society's foundations.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to foible, such as: eccentricity, failing, frailty, idiosyncrasy, infirmity, and peculiarity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.