fallible

[ fal-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈfæl ə bəl /

adjective

(of persons) liable to err, especially in being deceived or mistaken.
liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information.

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Origin of fallible

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin fallibilis, equivalent to Latin fall(ī) (passive of fallere to deceive) + -ibilis -ible

OTHER WORDS FROM fallible

fal·li·bil·i·ty, fal·li·ble·ness, nounfal·li·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for fallible

fallible
/ (ˈfælɪbəl) /

adjective

capable of being mistaken; erring
liable to mislead

Derived forms of fallible

fallibility or fallibleness, nounfallibly, adverb

Word Origin for fallible

C15: from Medieval Latin fallibilis, from Latin fallere to deceive
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