What does fallible mean?

Definitions for fallibleˈfæl ə bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fallible.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallible(adj)

    likely to fail or make errors

    "everyone is fallible to some degree"

  2. fallible, frail, imperfect, weak(adj)

    wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

    "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"


  1. fallible(Adjective)

    Capable of making mistakes or being wrong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fallible(adj)

    liable to fail, mistake, or err; liable to deceive or to be deceived; as, all men are fallible; our opinions and hopes are fallible

  2. Origin: [LL. fallibilis, fr. L. fallere to deceive: cf. F. faillible. See Fail.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fallible

    fal′i-bl, adj. liable to error or mistake.—n. Fallibil′ity, liability to err.—adv. Fall′ibly. [Fr.,—Low L. fallibilis, from fallĕre, to deceive.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallible in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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