Imperfect people who are capable of making mistakes are an example of people who would be described as fallible.
- capable of making a mistake or being deceived
- liable to be erroneous or inaccurate
Origin of fallibleMiddle English from Medieval Latin fallibilis from Classical Latin fallere, to deceive: see fail
- Capable of making an error: Humans are only fallible.
- Tending or likely to be erroneous: fallible hypotheses.
Origin of fallibleMiddle English from Medieval Latin fallibilis from Latin fallere to deceive
- fal′li·bil′i·ty fal′li·ble·ness
(comparative more fallible, superlative most fallible)
From Medieval Latin fallibilis (“liable to err, also deceitful”), from Latin fallere (“to deceive”).