impeccable

[im-pek-uh-buhl]

adjective

faultless; flawless; irreproachable: impeccable manners.
not liable to sin; incapable of sin.

Nearby words

  1. impawn,
  2. impeach,
  3. impeachable,
  4. impeachment,
  5. impearl,
  6. impeccant,
  7. impecunious,
  8. impedance,
  9. impedance matching,
  10. impede

Origin of impeccable

First recorded in 1525–35, impeccable is from the Latin word impeccābilis faultless, sinless. See im-2, peccable

Related formsim·pec·ca·bil·i·ty, nounim·pec·ca·bly, adverb

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for impeccable


British Dictionary definitions for impeccable

impeccable

adjective

without flaw or error; faultlessan impeccable record
rare incapable of sinning
Derived Formsimpeccability, nounimpeccably, adverb

Word Origin for impeccable

C16: from Late Latin impeccābilis sinless, from Latin im- (not) + peccāre to sin

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for impeccable

impeccable

adj.

1530s, "not capable of sin," from Middle French impeccable (15c.) or directly from Late Latin impeccabilis "not liable to sin," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + pecare "to sin," of unknown origin. Meaning "faultless" is from 1610s. Related: Impeccably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper