(of persons) liable to err, especially in being deceived or mistaken.
liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information.
- fal·li·bil·i·ty [fal-uh-bil-i-tee], /ˌfæl əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, fal·li·ble·ness, noun
- fal·li·bly, adverb
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How to use fallible in a sentence
They are themselves impossible and wondrous, even if the people who deliver them to us are fallible and human and often fragile.Jennifer Hudson Makes a Dazzling Aretha Franklin in the Satisfying and Potent Respect | Stephanie Zacharek | August 12, 2021 | Time
Kahneman and Tversky popularized the notion that decision makers rely on highly fallible mental shortcuts that can have dire consequences.Psychology has struggled for a century to make sense of the mind | Bruce Bower | August 11, 2021 | Science News
In D&D terms, they’re a high-level party, basically gods within the world of the story but still fallible.The rise and rise and rise of the Fast & Furious franchise | Emily VanDerWerff | June 25, 2021 | Vox
West’s book shows the problems with appointing fallible human beings to offer succor to parishioners even as they battle their own demons — in Samuel’s case, irrepressible rage and hubris.The spellbinding ‘Revival Season’ makes Monica West an author to watch | Naomi Jackson | May 28, 2021 | Washington Post
We are fallible, and where we are in error, the only explanations for those beliefs will be debunking ones.Are We Cut Out for Universal Morality? - Issue 100: Outsiders | William J. FitzPatrick | May 26, 2021 | Nautilus
A wine consumption map of the U.S. is as fallible as that wine map of Europe.
And anyway, if Brecht did not want us to feel for Mother Courage, why did he make her so richly shaded and humanly fallible?
In fairness, like glossies anywhere, French tabloids are fallible, prone to playing up alleged trysts that fall flat.French President François Hollande Slams Affair Allegations | Tracy McNicoll | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They reveal an altogether vulnerable, fallible person with ambition, passion, and doubt.
The masters of war, it turns out, are as fallible as the rest of us.
I shall therefore, in my effort to prove the Bible fallible, quote almost wholly from Christian critics.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
With individual operations controlled by fallible men enormous waste is inevitable.The Inhumanity of Socialism | Edward F. Adams
But to assume that human laws are above question, is to claim for their fallible authors infallibility.The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act | Lydia Maria Child
The first assumption puts our Savior on the basis of a fallible human teacher, and nothing more.
Most of the figures are therefore carried over from winter to winter in the memories of fallible men.The Mountain Chant, A Navajo Ceremony | Washington Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for fallible
capable of being mistaken; erring
liable to mislead
- fallibility or fallibleness, noun
- fallibly, adverb
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