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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A personal weakness or failing.

Usage examples (35)
  • The gardener's main foible was forgetting to water the garden.
  • But I think my only foible is really spending so long in this other world.
  • When I bring up the latest Palin foible, my GOP co-workers ask me if I am afraid of Palin.
  • His foible was his admiration for the poets, and his belief that he could write poetry and was a first-rate critic. for more
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