unerring


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un·err·ing

 (ŭn-ûr′ĭng, -ĕr′ĭng)
adj.
Committing no mistakes; consistently accurate.

un·err′ing·ly adv.

unerring

(ʌnˈɜːrɪŋ)
adj
1. not missing the mark or target
2. consistently accurate; certain
unˈerringly adv
unˈerringness n

un•err•ing

(ʌnˈɜr ɪŋ, -ˈɛr-)

adj.
1. not erring; not going astray or missing the mark: to chart an unerring course for home.
2. undeviatingly accurate; without error.
3. invariably right or apt; infallible: unerring good taste.
[1615–25]
un•err′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unerring - not liable to error; "the Church was...theoretically inerrant and omnicompetent"-G.G.Coulton; "lack an inerrant literary sense"; "an unerring marksman"
infallible - incapable of failure or error; "an infallible antidote"; "an infallible memory"; "the Catholic Church considers the Pope infallible"; "no doctor is infallible"

unerring

adjective accurate, sure, certain, perfect, exact, impeccable, faultless, infallible, unfailing These designs demonstrate her unerring eye for colour and detail.

unerring

adjective
Such as could not possibly fail or disappoint:
Informal: sure-fire.
Translations
صائِب، سَديد، لا يُخْطئ
neomylný
sikker
óskeikull
neklystamas
nekļūdīgsprecīzs
şaşmazyanılmaz

unerring

[ˈʌnˈɜːrɪŋ] ADJinfalible

unerring

[ˌʌnˈɜːrɪŋ] adj [ability, eye, instinct, sense] → infaillible

unerring

adj judgement, eye, accuracy, abilityunfehlbar; instinctuntrüglich; aim, blowtreffsicher

unerring

[ʌnˈɜːrɪŋ] adj (aim, taste, instinct) → infallibile

unerring

(anˈəːriŋ) adjective
(always) accurate. He threw the spear with unerring aim.
unˈerringly adverb
References in classic literature ?
The unerring feeling of nature for a moment prevailed and the old warrior hid his eyes in sorrow.
When, however, it forms its judgment, as it usually does, on the intuitions of its great and warm heart, the conclusions thus attained are often so profound and so unerring as to possess the character of truth supernaturally revealed.
But no longer snuffing in the trail of the wild beasts of the woodland, Tashtego now hunted in the wake of the great whales of the sea; the unerring harpoon of the son fitly replacing the infallible arrow of the sires.
They thought he must surely strike an uncertain place some time; but no, he never had to hesitate, he always knew, and always with unerring precision.
With the unerring instinct of her noble heart, she touched the chords of my memory so softly and harmoniously, that not one jarred within me; I could listen to the sorrowful, distant music, and desire to shrink from nothing it awoke.
Their subjects are, generally on friendship and benevolence, on order and economy; sometimes upon the visible operations of nature, or ancient traditions; upon the bounds and limits of virtue; upon the unerring rules of reason, or upon some determinations to be taken at the next great assembly: and often upon the various excellences of poetry.
With unerring precision that was almost uncanny she could track the largest or the smallest beast to his hiding place.
I never dreamed of it then as I watched; no one on earth dreamed of that unerring missile.
The wise, unerring Faria could not be mistaken in this one thing.
In our councils of war before Troy he was always first to speak, and his judgement was unerring.
muttered Athos, "I may be mistaken, I haven't the unerring eye of D'Artagnan.
Nothing could surpass the spirit, grace, and dexterity, with which the Indians managed their horses; wheeling and coursing among the affrighted herd, and launching their arrows with unerring aim.