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 ?
But to be perfectly accurate, since you are such a lover of accuracy, we should say that the ruler, in so far as he is the ruler, is unerring, and, being unerring, always commands that which is for his own interest; and the subject is required to execute his commands; and therefore, as I said at first and now repeat, justice is the interest of the stronger.
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.
Still he was strong of hand, bold of heart, a prime woodman, and an almost unerring shot.
Without this unerring guide the Scarecrow and his comrades might never have gained the Emerald City; for many were the obstacles thrown in their way by the arts of old Mombi.
Hargrave's being in the neighbourhood, is that the fear of meeting him at the Grove prevents me from seeing his sister so often as I otherwise should; for, of late, he has conducted himself towards me with such unerring propriety, that I have almost forgotten his former conduct.
As Sir Richard Steele says, `Gluttons who give high prices for delicacies, are very worthy to be called generous.' In short I am resolved, from this instance, never to give way to the weakness of human nature more, nor to think anything virtue which doth not exactly quadrate with the unerring rule of right."
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.
I never dreamed of it then as I watched; no one on earth dreamed of that unerring missile.
"Ah!" muttered Athos, "I may be mistaken, I haven't the unerring eye of D'Artagnan."
He had an unerring eye for the despicable motive in actions that had all the appearance of innocence.
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.
He could spring twenty feet across space at the dizzy heights of the forest top, and grasp with unerring precision, and without apparent jar, a limb waving wildly in the path of an approaching tornado.