[ uhn-ur-ing, -er- ]
/ ʌnˈɜr ɪŋ, -ˈɛr- /


not erring; not going astray or missing the mark: The captain set an unerring course for home.
undeviatingly accurate throughout; not containing any error or flaw: She gave an unerring recital of the day's events.
invariably precise or correct: unerring taste.

Origin of unerring

First recorded in 1615–25; un-1 + erring

Related forms

un·err·ing·ly, adverbun·err·ing·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unerring


/ (ʌnˈɜːrɪŋ) /


not missing the mark or target
consistently accurate; certain

Derived Forms

unerringly, adverbunerringness, noun
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