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synonyms for fallible

  • faulty
  • frail
  • imperfect
  • untrustworthy
  • careless
  • deceptive
  • errable
  • errant
  • erring
  • heedless
  • human
  • ignorant
  • in question
  • liable
  • mortal
  • questionable
  • uncertain
  • unreliable
  • weak
See also synonyms for: fallibility

antonyms for fallible

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  • perfect
  • strong
  • certain
  • correct
  • definite
  • infallible
  • reliable
  • sure
  • unerring
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How to use fallible in a sentence

They are themselves impossible and wondrous, even if the people who deliver them to us are fallible and human and often fragile.
JENNIFER HUDSON MAKES A DAZZLING ARETHA FRANKLIN IN THE SATISFYING AND POTENT RESPECTSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAUGUST 12, 2021TIME
Kahneman and Tversky popularized the notion that decision makers rely on highly fallible mental shortcuts that can have dire consequences.
PSYCHOLOGY HAS STRUGGLED FOR A CENTURY TO MAKE SENSE OF THE MINDBRUCE BOWERAUGUST 11, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
In D&D terms, they’re a high-level party, basically gods within the world of the story but still fallible.
THE RISE AND RISE AND RISE OF THE FAST & FURIOUS FRANCHISEEMILY VANDERWERFFJUNE 25, 2021VOX
West’s book shows the problems with appointing fallible human beings to offer succor to parishioners even as they battle their own demons — in Samuel’s case, irrepressible rage and hubris.
THE SPELLBINDING ‘REVIVAL SEASON’ MAKES MONICA WEST AN AUTHOR TO WATCHNAOMI JACKSONMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We are fallible, and where we are in error, the only explanations for those beliefs will be debunking ones.
ARE WE CUT OUT FOR UNIVERSAL MORALITY? - ISSUE 100: OUTSIDERSWILLIAM J. FITZPATRICKMAY 26, 2021NAUTILUS
For now we remain newbies, novices, taking to space in our little pods without our gravity, and bringing our frail and fallible bodies with us.
SPACE CAN TAKE A NASTY TOLL ON AN ASTRONAUT'S HEART, STUDY FINDSJEFFREY KLUGERAPRIL 2, 2021TIME
Many cases also hinge on imperfect technology and fallible digital evidence that could undermine prosecutors’ claims.
HOW AMERICA’S SURVEILLANCE NETWORKS HELPED THE FBI CATCH THE CAPITOL MOBDREW HARWELL, CRAIG TIMBERGAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The ruling reflects the principle that news organizations, staffed by fallible human beings, will sometimes get things wrong and must be allowed to do their jobs with some protections from punishment.
THE PROBLEM WITH CHEERING FOR THE DOMINION LAWSUIT AGAINST FOX NEWSMARGARET SULLIVANAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I shall therefore, in my effort to prove the Bible fallible, quote almost wholly from Christian critics.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
With individual operations controlled by fallible men enormous waste is inevitable.
THE INHUMANITY OF SOCIALISMEDWARD F. ADAMS
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WORDS RELATED TO FALLIBLE

  • aberrant
  • deviating
  • devious
  • drifting
  • errable
  • erratic
  • erring
  • fallible
  • heretic
  • meandering
  • misbehaving
  • mischievous
  • miscreant
  • naughty
  • off straight and narrow
  • offending
  • rambling
  • ranging
  • roaming
  • roving
  • shifting
  • sinning
  • stray
  • straying
  • unorthodox
  • unreliable
  • wandering
  • wayward
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