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peccadillo (noun) a small fault or a minor offense.

Your peccadillo is your minor offense, not serious enough to deserve any serious punishment. A harmless lie is a peccadillo. A fault that can be overlooked is a peccadillo as it might not have very serious consequences.

  • His lie that he has cooked the food which he really bought at the restaurant did not convince any. Still they were prepared to overlook the peccadillo.
  • She was prepared to overlook her husband's peccadillo of going to the bar everyday and lying that he was a teetotaler.
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