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impeccable

[im-pek-uh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. faultless; flawless; irreproachable: impeccable manners.
  2. not liable to sin; incapable of sin.
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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

Synonyms

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1. unassailable, unexceptionable.
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  • Towards the girl and her father he was impeccably respectful.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • To be impeccably correct, initials should not be engraved on a visiting card.

    Etiquette

    Emily Post

  • He selected a peak some ten miles away, and shot to it in a line which was impeccably straight.

  • The victims of the "accident," if there had really been any such, made no boast of it, and the dumb boy was impeccably discreet.

    The Surprises of Life

    Georges Clemenceau

  • But the Act as it stood, ignoring this vital change, was impeccably Conservative, and on that account went through.


British Dictionary definitions for impeccably

impeccable

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

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin impeccābilis sinless, from Latin im- (not) + peccāre to sin
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Word Origin and History for impeccably

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.

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