(?), n. 1. A moral weakness; a failing; a weak point; a frailty.
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A disposition radically noble and generous, clouded and overshadowed by superficial foibles.
De Quincey.
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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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