infallible

  • 1 infallible — infallible, inerrable, inerrant, unerring are comparable when they mean incapable, or manifesting incapability, of making mistakes or errors. Infallible occurs in this narrow sense chiefly in reference to something (as a person, institution, or… …

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  • 2 Infallible — In*fal li*ble, a. [Pref. in not + fallible: cf. F. infallible.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not fallible; not capable of erring; entirely exempt from liability to mistake; unerring; inerrable. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Not liable to fail, deceive, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Infallible — Album par Hangar Sortie 2009 (Brésil) 2010 (reste du monde) Enregistrement en 2009 Durée 53 min 19 s Genre Heavy metal …

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  • 4 infallible — [in fal′ə bəl] adj. [ML infallibilis: see IN 2 & FALLIBLE] 1. incapable of error; never wrong 2. not liable to fail, go wrong, make a mistake, etc.; dependable; reliable; sure 3. R.C.Ch. incapable of error in setting forth doctrine on faith and… …

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  • 5 infallible — I adjective assured, certus, continuing, defectless, dependable, enduring, errorless, everlasting, exhaustless, faithful, faultless, flawless, foolproof, free from imperfection, free from mistake, haud dubius, imperishable, incapable of error,… …

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  • 6 infallible — early 15c., from M.L. infallibilis, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + L.L. fallibilis (see FALLIBLE (Cf. fallible)). In reference to Popes, attested from 1870. Related: Infallibly …

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  • 7 infallible — [adj] unerring, dependable acceptable, accurate, agreeable, apodictic, authoritative, certain, correct, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, exact, faultless, flawless, foolproof, handy, helpful, impeccable, incontrovertible, inerrable,… …

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  • 8 infallible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) incapable of making mistakes or being wrong. 2) never failing; always effective. DERIVATIVES infallibility noun infallibly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 infallible — infallibility, infallibleness, n. infallibly, adv. /in fal euh beuhl/, adj. 1. absolutely trustworthy or sure: an infallible rule. 2. unfailing in effectiveness or operation; certain: an infallible remedy. 3. not fallible; exempt from liability… …

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  • 10 infallible — in|fal|li|ble [ınˈfælıbəl] adj 1.) always right and never making mistakes ≠ ↑fallible ▪ No expert is infallible. ▪ an infallible memory 2.) something that is infallible always works or has the intended effect ▪ He had an infallible cure for a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 infallible — adjective 1 always right and never making mistakes: I m only human, I m not infallible. | an infallible memory 2 something that is infallible always works or has the intended effect: He had an infallible cure for a hangover. infallibly adverb… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 infallible — [[t]ɪnfæ̱lɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ If a person or thing is infallible, they are never wrong. Although he was experienced, he was not infallible... She had an infallible eye for style. Ant: fallible Derived words: infallibility [[t]ɪnfæ̱lɪbɪ̱lɪti[/t]] N… …

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  • 13 infallible — /ɪnˈfæləbəl / (say in faluhbuhl) adjective 1. not fallible; exempt from liability to error, as persons, their judgement, pronouncements, etc. 2. absolutely trustworthy or sure: an infallible rule. 3. unfailing in operation; certain: an infallible …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 infallible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin infallibilis, from Latin in + Late Latin fallibilis fallible Date: 15th century 1. incapable of error ; unerring < an infallible memory > 2. not liable to mislead, deceive, or disappoint ;… …

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  • 15 infallible — adjective 1) an infallible sense of timing Syn: unerring, unfailing, faultless, flawless, impeccable, perfect, precise, accurate, meticulous, scrupulous 2) an infallible remedy Syn: unfailing …

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  • 16 infallible — in•fal•li•ble [[t]ɪnˈfæl ə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) absolutely trustworthy or sure: an infallible rule[/ex] 2) unfailing in effectiveness or operation 3) not fallible; exempt from liability to error, as persons, their judgment, or pronouncements 4) rel… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 infallible — adjective /ɪnˈfa.lɪ.b(ə)l,ɪnˈfæ.lə.bəl/ a) Without fault or weakness; incapable of error or fallacy. He knows about many things, but even he is not infallible. b) certain, sure …

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  • 18 infallible — adj. infallible in * * * [ɪn fæləb(ə)l] infalliblein …

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  • 19 infallible — [ɪn falɪb(ə)l] adjective 1》 incapable of making mistakes or being wrong. 2》 never failing; always effective: infallible cures. Derivatives infallibly adverb …

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  • 20 infallible — Synonyms and related words: absolute, acceptable, agreeable, beyond all praise, certain, chaste, close, constant, correct, defectless, delicate, dependable, direct, effective, efficacious, efficient, even, exact, express, faithful, faultless,… …

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