Sunday, 9th March 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : fál-lib'l
1. Tending or likely to be erroneous
2. Liable to be wrong or misleading
3. Liable to be inaccurate or erroneous
4. Having the attributes of man as opposed to divine beings
Fallible derives from Medieval Latin fallibilis, from Latin fallere, "to deceive." It is related to fail, false (from falsum, the past participle of fallere), fallacy ("a false notion"), fault (from Old French falte, from fallere), and faucet (from Old Provençal falsar, "to falsify, to create a fault in, to bore through," from fallere).
careless, deceptive, errable, errant, erring, faulty, frail, heedless, human, ignorant, imperfect, in question, liable, mortal, questionable, uncertain, unreliable, untrustworthy
Fallacious means intended to deceive.
Fallible means liable to make a mistake or to be inaccurate or erroneous.
False means not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality or deliberately deceptive or not genuine or real
certain, correct, definite, infallible, perfect, reliable, strong, sure, unerring
• Human beings are fallible. We know we all make mistakes.
• Jack Kerouac was neither a demon nor a saint but a fallible, notably gentle, deeply conflicted and finally self-destructive person whose dream from childhood was to be a writer.
• On the other hand, mathematics does not rely on evidence from fallible experimentation, but it is built on infallible logic.
• She is a daughter of earth. You are an angel of heaven. Only be not too austere in your divinity and remember that I am a poor, fallible mortal.
• Worldly wisdom may force them into widely different ways of life and may delude them or may make them delude themselves into contracting an earthly and a fallible union.
• fallibly : Adverb
• fallibility : Noun
• fallibleness : Noun
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