- A quirk, idiosyncrasy, or mannerism; unusual habit or way (usage is typically plural), that is slightly strange or silly.
- Try to look past his foibles and see the friendly fellow underneath.
- A weakness or failing of character.
- (fencing) Part of a sword between the middle and the point, weaker than the forte.
Etymology: (1640-50) From faible "feeble".
- (obsolete) weak.
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