Definitions for fallibleˈfæl ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fal•li•bleˈfæl ə bəl(adj.)

  1. liable to err, esp. in being deceived or mistaken.

  2. liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate:

    fallible information.

Origin of fallible:

1375–1425; late ME < ML fallibilis= L fall(ere) to deceive +-ibilis -ible


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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


able or likely to make mistakes

Human beings are fallible.

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