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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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peccadillo

(noun) A petty misdeed.

Synonyms: indiscretion

Usage: I have stayed with my husband for the sake of our children, but I can tolerate his frequent peccadilloes no longer.
ismail85
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in this usage of the word peccadillo, shall we say I can or I can't tolerate ?
thar
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:05:27 AM

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ismail85 wrote:
in this usage of the word peccadillo, shall we say I can or I can't tolerate ?


The quote is:
I can tolerate his peccadilloes no longer.

Or, to put it another way:
I cannot tolerate his peccadilloes any longer.

Whether you can or cannot tolerate someone's peccadilloes...well, that is a problem many people have faced, and come to different decisions. Whistle
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:56:17 AM
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For many years, the French people, I have read, have tolerated the peccadillos of their politicians with amusement. They were astonished that the Americans were so upset when a certain American president in the 1990's enjoyed some extra-curricular fun in the White House. But now the French media are outing their politicians. too!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6:44:59 AM
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To flawlessly execute the discrete peccadillo Mr. Flimflam hoaxed his secretary into implementing his counterfeit whereabouts.


Funny, before reading the definition I thought peccadillo was a type of food.
Haz
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:07:01 AM

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Peccadillo is a good word and is not used enough these days.
ismail85
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Thank you Thar
curmudgeonine
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:04:38 AM

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It's a word I'll likely never use. It makes me think of the word armadillo. Cross an armadillo with a fish and get a pecadillo
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:17:40 AM

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I think that would be "pescadillo"
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Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:38:46 AM

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I don't know why, but this has always been one of my favourite words. Somehow it just rolls off the tongue.

It almost makes me want to go out and commit a few peccadilloes, just to keep my hand in. Drool
Haz
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:24:14 PM

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Peccadillo: a word originating from Spain in the late 16th century.
monamagda
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:22:55 PM

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Pecadillo en español es una palavra, amable, la usamos mucho. Se usa mas como disculpa por algo sin gravedad y sin malicia. los niños cometen pecadillos, los adultos pecados.

In Spanish,"peccadillo is a friendly word, we use it too much. It is used more as an excuse for something not very serious and without malice.
Children make pecadillos, adults really sins or "pecados".

Dr. Mohammed Albadri
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Is it popular word and in use or not ? .





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Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:56:36 PM

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I've never heard of the word peccadillo. It reminds me of Piccadilly.

I heard of Piccadilly when I was in high-school (long time ago). I've thought it was a street, or a square, or a place in Paris, where prostitutes do business.

I've just searched the Internet for the spelling of the word and I've learned that Piccadilly is a major street in London. It's good that I checked the spelling, I could have made a fool of myself in front of the forum.

Inquisitive as I am, I've checked the etymology:
peccadillo (n.)
"slight sin," 1590s (earlier in corrupt form peccadilian, 1520s), from Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado "a sin," from Latin peccatum "a sin, fault, error," noun use of neuter past participle of peccare "to miss, mistake, make a mistake, do amiss; transgress, offend, be licentious, sin," perhaps literally "to stumble," from a PIE verbal root *ped- "to walk, stumble, fall," related to the root of foot (n.).

Basically, it's a sin. So, my assumption about Piccadilly, maybe was not that wrong. :)
Marguerite
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The sound of peccadillo sounds like too much fun to reduce it to the status of a undeserving sin.
Haz
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:14:31 PM

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peccadillo (ˌpɛkəˈdɪləʊ)
n, pl -loes or -los
1. a petty sin or trifling fault
[C16: from Spanish pecadillo, from pecado sin, from Latin peccātum, from peccāre to transgress]

In England it would be used more for a trifling fault such as leaving the toilet seat up or hogging the remote control.

I think it would also be used by mature people rather than youngsters (ie anyone under 30).
mustafa barakat 1
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:27:40 PM

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The word picadillo struk my mind prima facie has to do with Piccadilly Sqaure in London,, for I lived in that vicinity for sometime long time ago. It's good to add this new word now to my vocabulery.
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Let's not forget Trafalgar Circus.
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Never heard of it before. If I had to guess a definition, I would've thought a small animal.
Haz
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:00:21 PM

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Hi IMcRout, that would be Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.
Oyediran Seun Ayomide
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:31:28 PM

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This word is good, i'd make sure i keep on speaking it so that i'd get more used to it.
For example, the man's slight peccadillo almost got the young boy drowned.
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:24:23 AM

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Marguerite wrote:
The sound of peccadillo sounds like too much fun to reduce it to the status of a undeserving sin.


Marguerite, I love this line and I hope that you won't mind if I add it to my list of clever phrases.
IMcRout
Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:07:27 AM
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Haz wrote:
Hi IMcRout, that would be Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.


Thank you, Haz. I know. It was just a sublime comment on the previous post. Whistle
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