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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fal-uh-buh l]
    • /ˈfæl ə bəl/
    • /ˈfæl.ɪ.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fal-uh-buh l]
    • /ˈfæl ə bəl/

Definitions of fallibility word

  • adjective fallibility (of persons) liable to err, especially in being deceived or mistaken. 1
  • adjective fallibility liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information. 1
  • noun fallibility The state of being prone to error. 1
  • noun fallibility (Countable Noun) An error-generating characteristic. 0

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Origin of fallibility

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin fallibilis, equivalent to Latin fall(ī) (passive of fallere to deceive) + -ibilis -ible

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Parts of speech for Fallibility


fallibility popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fallibility

noun fallibility

  • frailty — the quality or state of being frail.
  • misjudgment — An act of misjudging, a mistake in judgment.
  • unreliability — not reliable; not to be relied or depended on.
  • imperfection — an imperfect detail; flaw: a law full of imperfections.
  • weakness — the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.

Antonyms for fallibility

noun fallibility

  • infallibility — Sometimes, infallibleness. the quality of being infallible, or of being absolutely trustworthy: He believed in the infallibility of his leadership.

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