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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.infallibility - the quality of never making an error
dependability, dependableness, reliability, reliableness - the quality of being dependable or reliable
inerrancy - (Christianity) exemption from error; "biblical inerrancy"
papal infallibility - belief of the Roman Catholic Church that God protects the pope from error when he speaks about faith or morality
fallibility - the likelihood of making errors
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infallibility

noun
1. supremacy, perfection, omniscience, impeccability, faultlessness, irrefutability, unerringness exaggerated views of the infallibility of science
2. reliability, safety, dependability, trustworthiness, sureness The technical infallibility of their systems is without doubt.
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Translations
عِصْمَة عن الخَطَأ
neomylnost
ufejlbarlighed
InfallibilitätUnfehlbarkeit
csal hatatlanságtévedhetetlenség
áreiîanleiki
neomylnosť
şaşmazlıkyanılmazlık

infallibility

[ɪnˌfæləˈbɪlɪtɪ] Ninfalibilidad f
Papal infallibilityla infalibilidad del Papa
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infallibility

[ɪnˌfælɪˈbɪlɪti] ninfaillibilité f
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infallibility

nUnfehlbarkeit f (also Eccl)
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infallibility

[ɪnˌfæləˈbɪlɪtɪ] ninfallibilità
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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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References in classic literature ?
In offering this little commentary to the Nietzsche student, I should like it to be understood that I make no claim as to its infallibility or indispensability.
To the last Lavalle was a Catholic of the old school, accepting--he who had looked into the very heart of the lightnings--the dogmas of papal infallibility, of absolution, of confession--of relics great and small.
A proof of the infallibility of the foregoing receipt, in the lamentations of the widow; with other suitable decorations of death, such as physicians, &c., and an epitaph in the true stile.
The people require infallibility. Infallibility was the making of Napoleon; he would have been a god if he had not filled the world with the sound of his fall at Waterloo.
Nor will they barely make allowances for the errors which may be chargeable on the fallibility to which the convention, as a body of men, were liable; but will keep in mind, that they themselves also are but men, and ought not to assume an infallibility in rejudging the fallible opinions of others.
But she kept the clearness that was like the breath of infallibility. "Isn't the whole point that you'd have been different?"
They seem to think themselves bound in honor, and by all the motives of personal infallibility, to defeat the success of what has been resolved upon contrary to their sentiments.
I was no pope--I could not boast infallibility: in short, if I stayed, the probability was that, in three months' time, a practical modern French novel would be in full process of concoction under the roof of the unsuspecting Pelet.
If you once praise a picture, your character for infallibility hangs by a thread.
But, as if the spirit of the imperturbable Aramis had covered him with his infallibility, instead of appearing disconcerted, Philippe rose.
There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness--a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life.
Next to the merit of infallibility which you appear to possess, I rank that of candidly acknowledging a fault.