liability to be deceived or mistaken: Many leaders fail to grasp that admissions of fallibility and uncertainty are actually signs of strength.
liability to be inaccurate or false, or to fall short of expectations: Banks are hoping to get a new card system up and running before the fallibility of the old one becomes public.
- Rarely fal·li·ble·ness [fal-uh-buhl-nis] /ˈfæl ə bəl nɪs/ .
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How to use fallibility in a sentence
As a scientist, I can tell you their methods often are flawed and are easily subject to manipulation, making them highly fallible representations of reality.
Is a critique of church and of the broader fallibility of organized religion forthcoming?‘Black Jesus’ Resurrected: Racial Stereotypes or Subversive Comedy? | Rawiya Kameir | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But a little fallibility to seize on to would go a long way.
Yet when it comes to the most lethal of all consumer products, suddenly Congress becomes super-indulgent of industry 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 | Michael Tomasky | November 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
An air of impotence in a president—a perception of fallibility in a time of crisis—can be political death.
There is nothing that people generally abhor so much as a confession of fallibility.
But, among the well-established truths of which I never doubt, the fallibility of my own brain stands first.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3) | George Eliot
While denying the infallibility of the writers of the Bible the author is not unconscious of his own fallibility.The Bible | John E. Remsburg
The fallibility of all conclusions of such a sort, from such a circumstance, is too obvious to require instances.Eugene Aram, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We have the testimony of all history to prove the extreme fallibility of conscience.The Churches and Modern Thought | Philip Vivian