AskDefine | Define peccadillo

Dictionary Definition

peccadillo n : a petty misdeed [syn: indiscretion] [also: peccadilloes (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary



pecadillo, from pecado, from the peccare, present active infinitive form of pecco.


  1. a small flaw or sin
  2. a petty offense


Extensive Definition

Peccadillo (plural either peccadillos or peccadilloes), from the Latin word for sin, is commonly used for a petty misdeed and, by extension, for an antic.

Peccadillo, the song

Peccadillo is the title of a song by the Richmond, Virginia group known as The Taters. Genre is rock and roll.

Peccadillos, the album

Peccadillos is the third album from American singer-song writer Susan Herndon

Peccadillo, the play

Peccadillo is the title of a 1985 play by Garson Kanin. It tells the story of an international conductor, "Maestro" Vito DeAngelis, and "Mrs. Maestro" Rachel, who both decide to create autobiographical accounts of their lives with the help of ghost writers.
peccadillo in Dutch: Pekelzonde

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

atrocity, blunder, botch, breach, crime, crime against humanity, deadly sin, delinquency, dereliction, enormity, error, evil, failure, fault, faux pas, felony, gaffe, genocide, goof, guilty act, heavy sin, impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infraction, iniquity, injury, injustice, lapse, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, misstep, mistake, mortal sin, nonfeasance, offense, omission, outrage, peccancy, shortcoming, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, stumble, tort, transgression, trespass, trip, unutterable sin, venial sin, violation, wrong
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