- absolutely trustworthy or sure: an infallible rule.
- unfailing in effectiveness or operation; certain: an infallible remedy.
- not fallible; exempt from liability to error, as persons, their judgment, or pronouncements: an infallible principle.
- Roman Catholic Church. immune from fallacy or liability to error in expounding matters of faith or morals by virtue of the promise made by Christ to the Church.
- an infallible person or thing.
Origin of infallible
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1, 2. See reliable.
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Examples from the Web for infallible
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As long as they believed Saraswati was infallible, any dissatisfaction they experienced was a personal shortcoming.The Fugitive Guru
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To the vast majority of the devout, Pope Benedict XVI is infallible and the church has done nothing wrong.The Pope's Enablers
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She is not so infallible a markswoman, but that she might shoot at a crow and kill a pigeon.Maid Marian
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Even the simplest of them—to do good to other people—is an instant and infallible specific.Pax Vobiscum
How, you clever and infallible members of this present generation, do you judge her?Priestess of the Flame
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- not fallible; not liable to error
- not liable to failure; certain; surean infallible cure
- completely dependable or trustworthy
- a person or thing that is incapable of error or failure
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Word Origin and History for infallible
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