peccadillo


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

pec·ca·dil·lo

 (pĕk′ə-dĭl′ō)
n. pl. pec·ca·dil·loes or pec·ca·dil·los
A small sin or fault.

[Spanish pecadillo, diminutive of pecado, sin, and Italian peccadiglio, diminutive of peccato, sin, both from Latin peccātum, from neuter of peccātus, past participle of peccāre, to sin; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

peccadillo

(ˌpɛkəˈdɪləʊ)
n, pl -loes or -los
a petty sin or trifling fault
[C16: from Spanish pecadillo, from pecado sin, from Latin peccātum, from peccāre to transgress]

pec•ca•dil•lo

(ˌpɛk əˈdɪl oʊ)

n., pl. -loes, -los.
a minor or slight sin or offense; trifling fault.
[1585–95; < Sp pecadillo, diminutive of pecado sin < Latin peccātum transgression, n. use of neuter past participle of peccāre to sin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peccadillo - a petty misdeed
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior

peccadillo

noun misdeed, slip, error, lapse, indiscretion, misdemeanour, infraction, petty sin, trifling fault extra-marital peccadilloes by public figures
Translations

peccadillo

[ˌpekəˈdɪləʊ] N (peccadillos or peccadilloes (pl)) → pecadillo m, falta f leve

peccadillo

n pl <-(e)s> → kleine Sünde; (of youth)Jugendsünde f

peccadillo

[ˌpɛkəˈdɪləʊ] npeccatuccio
References in periodicals archive ?
The changing relationship between distribution and exhibition promises to be a highlight of the day with Jason Bradbury from Peccadillo Pictures and Paul Sweeney from Cineworld so far confirmed to speak at the event.
It wasn't the style of our other great all-rounder Ian Botham either and it was a joy to watch him defending Flintoff's pedalo peccadillo.
So, I got myself all exchanged-up and trawled the site for my personal peccadillo, the top goalscorer market.
Though his only direct queer reference is a personal aside about a memorable sexual peccadillo in Paris, Dessaix constructs this literary travelogue with observations and anecdotes that will resonate with any curious queer traveler, Like Edmund White's The Flaneur (an homage to loitering through Paris, aimless yet attuned to history and chance adventure), Twilight of Love revels in the thrill of allowing whim and obsession to unseat the rigid travel agent as arbiter of itinerary.
Hudson didn't have to contend with supermarket tabloids hunting down every peccadillo (or, in the astonishing case of California Gov.
In Peccadillo Theater Company's production of "Counsellor-at-Law," at the Theatre at St.
PECCADILLO has been running well of late and can make the most of the drop in trip in tomorrow's Cadogan Charity Chase at Kempton.
Instead, he treats it as an incident, an accident, a peccadillo, a minor event.
Unhappy Birthday rounds off the cinema's screenings from the POUT London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, a season of films for fans of Lesbian and Gay cinema, in partnership with London's Peccadillo Pictures.
3 MECHANIC Chris Donald has a peculiar sexual peccadillo.
Royal Atalza, who needs 67 to come out of the Grand National if he is to get a run, was a promising third to Mouseski at Wetherby on Saturday, while Peccadillo is too high in the handicap, according to connections.
In fact, it seems that peccadillo revelation is written into the contracts of everyone taking part, which confused Jade Goody: she thought it was a pickled gherkin.