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Peccadillo, pek-a-dil′lo, n. a little or trifling sin: a petty fault:—pl.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
In fact, homicide on the frontier, as compared with horse-stealing, is a peccadillo.
FRONTIER FOLKGEORGE BOOTH
Already, he was a little too fond of his liquor—a peccadillo which attracted little attention in that age of the careless city.
THE READJUSTMENTWILL IRWIN
Piracy, which ran in the Thanet blood, seemed to their good easy local annalist a regrettable peccadillo.
SCIENCE IN ARCADYGRANT ALLEN
All the amendments, however, were adopted as early as 1753, except the correction of a grammatical peccadillo in the ninth stanza.
NOTES & QUERIES, NO. 50. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1850VARIOUS
This peccadillo of his did not disturb me much; he deserved as captain a larger share than the others.
HOW I FOUND LIVINGSTONEHENRY M. STANLEY
Whenever he discovered the Prince in any peccadillo, he used to say, "Well, we must be lenient to youth."
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 3, NO. 2, MAY, 1851VARIOUS
The lying letter to Ezra Brunt was a mere peccadillo, even if it was that, even if it was not actually virtuous.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
There is such family loyalty that every peccadillo is consecrated.
THE STORY OF MY LIFE, VOLUMES 4-6AUGUSTUS J. C. HARE
The other shows the punishment meted out for the merest peccadillo.
WAR DAYS IN BRITTANYELSIE DEMING JARVES
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WORDS RELATED TO PECCADILLO

  • breach of laws
  • criminalities
  • dirt
  • dirty deeds
  • dirty pools
  • faults
  • infringements
  • malefactions
  • misbehaviors
  • misconduct
  • miscues
  • offenses
  • peccadilloes
  • slipups
  • transgressions
  • trespasses
  • villainies
  • violations
  • wrongdoings
  • wrongs
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