incapable of failure or error
"an infallible antidote"; "an infallible memory"; "the Catholic Church considers the Pope infallible"; "no doctor is infallible"
Without fault or weakness; incapable of error or fallacy.
He knows about many things, but even he is not infallible.
Origin: From infallibilis, from in- + fallibilis. Compare French infaillible.
not fallible; not capable of erring; entirely exempt from liability to mistake; unerring; inerrable
not liable to fail, deceive, or disappoint; indubitable; sure; certain; as, infallible evidence; infallible success; an infallible remedy
incapable of error in defining doctrines touching faith or morals. See Papal infallibility, under Infallibility
Origin: [Pref. in- not + fallible: cf. F. infallible.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-fal′i-bl, adj. incapable of error: trustworthy: certain.—ns. Infall′ibilism; Infall′ibilist; Infallibil′ity.—adv. Infall′ibly.—The doctrine of infallibility in the R.C. Church, since 1870, is that the Pope, when speaking ex cathedrâ, is kept from error in all that regards faith and morals.
The numerical value of infallible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of infallible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of infallible in a Sentence
The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds -- success.
We were accusing a priest that -- in those days priests were infallible.
Catholics believe the pope is infallible in issues of faith, not issues of politics.
Neither Mr. Comey nor the OIG is infallible, and in this case neither of them has it right.
Pennsylvania's system is riddled with flaws, making it error prone, expensive and anything but infallible.
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- infal·libleCatalan, Valencian
- مصون از خطاPersian
- infalible, infalíbelGalician
- 無欠, 完璧, 無謬, 間違いないJapanese
- doo nidínéeshiiNavajo, Navaho
- безошибочный, непогрешимыйRussian
- şaşmaz, muhakkak, mutlak, yanılmazTurkish
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