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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 foi·ble /ˈfɔɪbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Foi·ble a.  Weak; feeble. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to
           an individual [syn: idiosyncrasy, mannerism]
      2: the weaker part of a sword's blade from the forte to the tip