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Peccadillo

Refers to an insignificant or trivial sin, flaw or mistake

Mar 30, 2013 14:04 IST
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Peccadillo: Noun

Pronunciation: pek-uh’-DIL-oh

Difficulty Level: Medium

Meaning: Refers to an insignificant or trivial sin, flaw or mistake

Usage/Example

1. It is unfortunate that Bill Clinton will always be remembered for his peccadilloes rather than his sterling leadership that helped in turning around the moribund American economy.

2. Part of the problem now is that people seem to be more aware of his peccadilloes than any actions that he has taken to make the city better since he was elected.

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