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1. fallible

adjective. ['ˈfæləbəl'] wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings.

Synonyms

  • imperfect
  • weak
  • human

Antonyms

  • responsible
  • controlled
  • powerful
  • tough

Etymology

  • fallibilis (Latin)
  • fallere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Fallible

  • valable

Example sentences of the word fallible


1. Adjective
Because investors are both emotional and fallible, sometimes they drive up the price farther than the metrics warrant.

Quotes containing the word fallible


1. To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
- Jorge Luis Borges

2. As fallible humans, we usually slip too far over one edge or the other - all wrath and judgment or all grace and love.
- Eric Wilson, A Shred of Truth

3. Unfortunately for the good sense of mankind, the fact of their fallibility is far from carrying the weight in their practical judgement, which is always allowed to it in theory; for while every one well knows himself to be fallible, few think it necessary to take any precautions against their own fallibility.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

2. fallible

adjective. ['ˈfæləbəl'] likely to fail or make errors.

Synonyms

  • error-prone
  • undependable
  • unreliable
  • errant
  • weak

Antonyms

  • trustworthy
  • reliable
  • dependable
  • safe

Etymology

  • fallibilis (Latin)
  • fallere (Latin)
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