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synonyms for peccadilloes

  • impropriety
  • indiscretion
  • misdemeanor
  • vice
  • bad habit
  • faux pas
  • minor fault
  • minor infraction
  • minor sin
  • petty offense
  • slight transgression
  • small infraction
  • small sin
  • venial sin
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How to use peccadilloes in a sentence

But what were these peccadilloes compared with the sins of the modern 'cigar-light?'
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Tiny peccadilloes were no longer matter of jest, and the sinner exposed stood 'sola' to receive the brand.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
They are faultlessly beautiful, exceedingly headstrong and full of fascinating peccadilloes.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCE, VOLUME 20. DECEMBER, 1877.VARIOUS
They would lie abominably to conceal their peccadilloes; we lie as abominably in boasting of ours.
THACKERAYANAWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
It is to be hoped that when we have got him his occasional small peccadilloes will not be made too much of.
BIRDS IN LONDONW. H. HUDSON
These persons are members of your family—that should be enough to keep you forever silent as to their peccadilloes or sins.
THE SECRET OF A HAPPY HOME (1896)MARION HARLAND
We wished to be on good terms with all, and therefore put up with our guide's peccadilloes.
MISSIONARY TRAVELS AND RESEARCHES IN SOUTH AFRICADAVID LIVINGSTONE
As regards the internal administration and what Andrey Ivanovich in his letter calls "little peccadilloes," I have nothing to say.
THE INSPECTOR-GENERALNICOLAY GOGOL
There are a thousand and one odd little youthful peccadilloes, that we think we may as well not divulge to them, Pierre.
PIERRE; OR THE AMBIGUITIESHERMAN MELVILLE
In the drawing-room she halted, and began to pencil something fresh on her paper of peccadilloes.
YOUTHLEO TOLSTOY
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