unerring

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

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. unequally,
  2. unequipped,
  3. unequitable,
  4. unequivocal,
  5. unequivocally,
  6. unesco,
  7. unescorted,
  8. unessential,
  9. unestablished,
  10. unesthetic

Origin of unerring

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

Related formsun·err·ing·ly, adverbun·err·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unerring

unerring

/ (ʌnˈɜːrɪŋ) /

adjective

not missing the mark or target
consistently accurate; certain
Derived Formsunerringly, adverbunerringness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unerring

unerring

adj.

1640s (implied in unerringly), from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of err. Related: Unerringly.

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