Foi"ble (?), a. [OF. foible. See Feeble.]

Weak; feeble.

[Obs.]

Lord Herbert.

 

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Foi"ble (?), n.

1.

A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty.

A disposition radically noble and generous, clouded and overshadowed by superficial foibles. De Quincey.

2.

The half of a sword blade or foil blade nearest the point; -- opposed to forte.

[Written also faible.]

Syn. -- Fault; imperfection; failing; weakness; infirmity; frailty; defect. See Fault.

 

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