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ɪnˈfæl ə bəlin·fal·li·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infallible(adj)

    incapable of failure or error

    "an infallible antidote"; "an infallible memory"; "the Catholic Church considers the Pope infallible"; "no doctor is infallible"


  1. infallible(Adjective)

    Without fault or weakness; incapable of error or fallacy.

    He knows about many things, but even he is not infallible.

  2. infallible(Adjective)

    certain, sure.

  3. Origin: From infallibilis, from in- + fallibilis. Compare French infaillible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infallible(adj)

    not fallible; not capable of erring; entirely exempt from liability to mistake; unerring; inerrable

  2. Infallible(adj)

    not liable to fail, deceive, or disappoint; indubitable; sure; certain; as, infallible evidence; infallible success; an infallible remedy

  3. Infallible(adj)

    incapable of error in defining doctrines touching faith or morals. See Papal infallibility, under Infallibility

  4. Origin: [Pref. in- not + fallible: cf. F. infallible.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infallible

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of infallible in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of infallible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of infallible in a Sentence

  1. Kurt Herbert Alder:

    The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds -- success.

  2. Lynda De La Vina:

    We were accusing a priest that -- in those days priests were infallible.

  3. Joe Ruggiero:

    Catholics believe the pope is infallible in issues of faith, not issues of politics.

  4. Michael Bromwich:

    Neither Mr. Comey nor the OIG is infallible, and in this case neither of them has it right.

  5. Tom Wolf:

    Pennsylvania's system is riddled with flaws, making it error prone, expensive and anything but infallible.

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