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in·fal·li·ble

 (ĭn-făl′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Incapable of erring: an infallible guide; an infallible source of information.
2. Incapable of failing; certain: an infallible antidote; an infallible rule.
3. Roman Catholic Church Incapable of error in expounding doctrine on faith or morals.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin īnfallibilis : Latin in-, not; see in-1 + Medieval Latin fallibilis, fallible; see fallible.]

in·fal′li·bil′i·ty, in·fal′li·ble·ness n.
in·fal′li·bly adv.

infallible

(ɪnˈfæləbəl)
adj
1. not fallible; not liable to error
2. not liable to failure; certain; sure: an infallible cure.
3. completely dependable or trustworthy
n
a person or thing that is incapable of error or failure
inˌfalliˈbility, inˈfallibleness n
inˈfallibly adv

in•fal•li•ble

(ɪnˈfæl ə bəl)

adj.
1. absolutely trustworthy or sure: an infallible rule.
2. unfailing in effectiveness or operation.
3. not fallible; exempt from liability to error, as persons, their judgment, or pronouncements.
4. (in Roman Catholicism) immune from fallacy or error in expounding matters of faith or morals.
n.
5. an infallible person or thing.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
in•fal`li•bil′i•ty, n.
in•fal′li•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.infallible - incapable of failure or error; "an infallible antidote"; "an infallible memory"; "the Catholic Church considers the Pope infallible"; "no doctor is infallible"
fallible - likely to fail or make errors; "everyone is fallible to some degree"

infallible

adjective
1. perfect, impeccable, faultless, unerring, omniscient, unimpeachable She had an infallible eye for style.
perfect fallible, imperfect, human, errant
2. sure, certain, reliable, unbeatable, dependable, trustworthy, foolproof, sure-fire (informal), unfailing She hit on an infallible way of staying sober amid a flood of toasts.
sure unreliable, undependable, uncertain, doubtful, dubious, unsure

infallible

adjective
Such as could not possibly fail or disappoint:
Informal: sure-fire.
Translations
مَعْصوم عن الخَطأ، مُنَزَّهناجِع، مُؤَكَّد النَّجاح
neomylnýneselhávající
sikkerufejlbarlig
erehtymätön
nepogrešiv
óbrigîull, áreiîanleguróskeikull
neklystamaineklystamumasneklystantis
drošsnekļūdīgsnemaldīgs
nepogrešiv
etkinmüessirşaşmazyanılmaz

infallible

[ɪnˈfæləbl] ADJ (= unfailing) [remedy, method, punctuality] → infalible
she has the infallible knack of saying the wrong thing at the wrong timeno falla, siempre mete la pata en el momento más inoportuno

infallible

[ɪnˈfælɪbəl] adj
[person] → infaillible
to be infallible → être infaillible
(= unerring) → infaillible

infallible

adjunfehlbar (also Eccl)

infallible

[ɪnˈfæləbl] adjinfallibile

infallible

(inˈfӕləbl) adjective
1. (of a person or his judgement etc) never making a mistake.
2. (of a remedy etc) always successful. infallible cures.
inˌfalliˈbility noun
inˈfallibly adverb
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I warmed the ale and made the toast on the usual infallible principles.
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Is not a want of co-operation the infallible consequence of such a system?