- (of persons) liable to err, especially in being deceived or mistaken.
- liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information.
Origin of fallible
Examples from the Web for fallibility
The furor over the 47 percent remarks, the two debate losses, and much else--these aren't signs of his misjudgment or fallibility.Michael Tomasky on the Coming Post-Election GOP Freak Out
November 4, 2012
An air of impotence in a president—a perception of fallibility in a time of crisis—can be political death.Don't Let Obama Fail
May 31, 2010
A half-dozen wars showed McAllester the fallibility of other men, but it made him angrier at the world.Mother and Son, Wars and Recipes
Matt Beynon Rees
May 22, 2009
He has discovered that his appeal to the fallibility of sense was really an illusion.Theaetetus
Although well aware of this, he did not believe in his own fallibility.Post Haste
For how can absolute infallibility be blended with fallibility?Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is very difficult to get men to acknowledge their own fallibility.
The reality of a faculty is not disproved by its fallibility.Theoretical Ethics
- capable of being mistaken; erring
- liable to mislead
Word Origin and History for fallibility
early 15c., from Medieval Latin fallibilis "liable to err, deceitful." literally "that can be deceived," from Latin fallere "deceive" (see fail).