What is another word for peccadillo?

Pronunciation: [pˌɛkɐdˈɪlə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Peccadillo is a word that refers to a small or minor sin, indiscretion or fault committed by an individual. It could be a harmless offense, misdemeanor or misbehavior that is not serious enough to warrant severe punishment. Some synonyms for peccadillo include foible, misdeed, shortcoming, fault, lapse, slip, misdemeanor, indiscretion, failing, error, transgression, frailty, and weakness. These synonyms all describe minor offenses that someone can commit without necessarily causing significant harm to others or themselves. It is crucial to be mindful of the words we use and the context in which we use them to avoid offending or belittling others.

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Usage examples for Peccadillo

And he smiled, holding his hand, and quitted Durtal, who asked himself whether, in acting thus, the Trappist were not wishing to inflict on himself some corporal punishment to atone for some distraction the evening before; some peccadillo.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Finally, as to what is commonly called pleasure, he may have shared the fashions and even the vices of his age; but we know hardly anything on the subject, except that excess in wine, which is often held a pardonable peccadillo in a poet, receives his emphatic condemnation.
Adolphus William Ward
This peccadillo of his did not disturb me much; he deserved as captain a larger share than the others.
"How I Found Livingstone"
Sir Henry M. Stanley

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