Fallible meaning

fălə-bəl
Capable of making mistakes or being wrong.
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The definition of fallible is capable of making mistakes or errors.

Imperfect people who are capable of making mistakes are an example of people who would be described as fallible.

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Capable of making an error.

Humans are only fallible.

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Tending or likely to be erroneous.

Fallible hypotheses.

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Capable of making a mistake or being deceived.
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Liable to be erroneous or inaccurate.
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Origin of fallible

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin fallibilis from Latin fallere to deceive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin fallibilis (“liable to err, also deceitful”), from Latin fallere (“to deceive”).

    From Wiktionary