Synonyms for foible:
Other synonyms and related words:
fault, quirk, endowment, shortcoming, affectation, pose, failing, trait, vice, persona, dereliction, sin, incarnation, streak, tendency, defect, surface, infirmity, weak point, affectedness, propensity, want, demerit, weakness, flaw, frailty.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
personal imperfection (noun)
Usage examples for foible:
- When this descendant of the Knickerbockers spoke of his progenitors he always held his head a trifle more erect, and puffed out his pompous figure, though, strange to relate, like many another worthy man of a later day having the same foible, he knew very little about them. - "The ghosts of their ancestors", Weymer Jay Mills.
- Paul smiled indulgently on the little foible of his friend. - "The Fortunate Youth", William J. Locke.