Definition of Fallible

1. Adjective. Likely to fail or make errors. "Everyone is fallible to some degree"

Similar to: Errant, Erring, Error-prone, Undependable, Unreliable, Weak
Derivative terms: Fallibility
Antonyms: Infallible

2. Adjective. Wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings. "Frail humanity"
Exact synonyms: Frail, Imperfect, Weak
Similar to: Human
Derivative terms: Imperfectness

Definition of Fallible

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

Definition of Fallible

1. Adjective. Capable of making mistakes or being wrong. ¹

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Definition of Fallible

1. capable of erring [adj] : FALLIBLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fallible

fallen short
fallible (current term)
falling about
falling action
falling asleep
falling back on
falling back upon
falling block
falling in
falling in love
falling knife

Literary usage of Fallible

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1. A Second Letter to the Bishop of Bangor: Wherein His Lordship's Notions of by William Law (1717)
"... certain Conditions j but fallible Men cannot certainly know ... Conditions j therefore fallible Men cannot have Authority to ..."

2. On the Algebraical and Numerical Theory of Errors of Observations and the by George Biddell Airy (1875)
"ERRORS IN THE COMBINATION OF fallible MEASURES. § 5. Law of Frequency of Error, and values of Mean Error and Probable Error, of a symbolical or numerical ..."

3. The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of by Cotton Mather, Increase Mather (1862)
"As for that which concerns the Bewitched Persons being recovered out of their Agonies by the Touch of the suspected Party, it is various and fallible. ..."

4. American Poets and Their Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1916)
"But it also became merely the fallible message of a human seer, instead of the power of God unto salvation. Of himself he said well, " I find in me no ..."

5. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"The little fault •; fallible art of seduction. 1 have sometimes regretted the want of in pome other women is, that I am told she is so lively, no playful, ..."

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