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[uhn-ur-ing, -er-] /ʌnˈɜr ɪŋ, -ˈɛr-/
not erring; not going astray or missing the mark:
The captain set an unerring course for home.
undeviatingly accurate throughout; not containing any error or flaw:
She gave an unerring recital of the day's events.
invariably precise or correct:
unerring taste.
Origin of unerring
First recorded in 1615-25; un-1 + erring
Related forms
unerringly, adverb
unerringness, noun Unabridged
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  • Her hair was carelessly arranged, and her bonnet awry--unerring indications of fathomless female misery.

    Round the Block John Bell Bouton
  • He had read the yearning of her heart with unerring insight.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • With an unerring instinct, he sprang on up the slope after his companions, who had fled as soon as they could pick themselves up.

    In the Morning of Time Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The soundest political acumen, the most unerring tact, was exacted of him.

    Kosciuszko Monica Mary Gardner
  • Many of his patriotic allusions and decided and unerring blows at traitors were received with vociferous shouts of applause.

British Dictionary definitions for unerring


not missing the mark or target
consistently accurate; certain
Derived Forms
unerringly, adverb
unerringness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unerring

1640s (implied in unerringly), from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of err. Related: Unerringly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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