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Daemon
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foible

(noun) A minor weakness or failing of character.

Synonyms: fault, defect, imperfection

Usage: His father's foibles did not prevent his son from loving and honoring him.
walirlan
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1: the part of a sword blade or foil blade between the middle and point — opposed to forte

2: a minor flaw or shortcoming in personal character or behavior : failing, weakness

<longing for past ages is a human foible>

3: an eccentric or whimsical liking for or interest in something : fad

<hi-fi looked like the private foible of experts — Brooks Atkinson>

Origin of FOIBLE

obsolete French (now faible), from obsolete foible, adjective (now faible), weak, from Old French flebe, feble, foible — more at feeble

First Known Use: circa 1648 (sense 1)

Synonyms:

demerit, dereliction, failing, fault, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, weakness

Antonyms:

merit, virtue

Related Words:

blot, spot, stain; blemish, deficiency, flaw, imperfection, minus, nit; Achilles' heel, soft spot; corruption, depravity, evil, immorality, sinfulness, wickedness

Near Antonyms:

excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness
Absurdicuss
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:35:18 AM

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I do not fault another's foible, quibble over frailties; and shortcomings are no sin; but my own derelictions I deem demeritriciously sinful things, the vice from which I am too faulty, frail and weak to escape.



demeritrciously - neologism or semantic extension...your choice.


"Now" is the eternal present.
dispossessed
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:07:58 AM

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What a lot of words

What makes you think feelings aren't facts?
Apexcreativity
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:15:10 PM

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any relation to feebleness?
striker
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:52:35 PM
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when your a parent there is no diagram or plan to follow. so parents do foible a lot but children hopefully understand because when they have their own family they will see how difficult it is
Dialectrum
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:09:25 PM

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striker wrote:
when your a parent there is no diagram or plan to follow. so parents do foible a lot but children hopefully understand because when they have their own family they will see how difficult it is


I like how you turned "foible" into a verb here!
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 4:42:06 PM

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USES IN POETRY:

Look not for faultless men or faultless art;
Small faults are ever virtue's parasites:
As in a picture shadows show the lights,
So human foibles show a human hear.

"Poetry" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
nkelsey
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:58:30 PM
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Applause
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:17:44 PM

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The foible's the President G.W. Bush cost the lives of over 1,000,000 deaths and all for oil.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:31:50 PM

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A sweet piece of poetry Mona...thx for sharing


"Now" is the eternal present.
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