Search Result for "fallible":
1. likely to fail or make errors;
- Example: "everyone is fallible to some degree"
2. wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings;
- Example: "I'm only a fallible human"
- Example: "frail humanity"
[syn: fallible, frail, imperfect, weak]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fallible \Fal"li*ble\, a. [LL. fallibilis, fr. L. fallere to deceive: cf. F. faillible. See Fail.] Liable to fail, mistake, or err; liable to deceive or to be deceived; as, all men are fallible; our opinions and hopes are fallible. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "fallible": adulterated, blemished, careless, damaged, defective, deficient, errable, errant, erroneous, error-prone, faulty, found wanting, heedless, immature, impaired, imperfect, imprecise, impure, inaccurate, inadequate, incomplete, inexact, lacking, liable to error, makeshift, mediocre, mixed, not perfect, off, open to error, partial, patchy, short, sketchy, undeveloped, uneven, unfinished, unperfected, unsound, unthorough, wanting