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fallible

[ fal-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈfæl ə bəl /
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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

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from 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-uh-bil-i-tee], /ˌfæl əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, 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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