What does the word fallible mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Liable to error; misleading.

Usage examples for fallible

  1. Yet all of them were very human and very fallible, and all came very short of the ideal of duty. – From the Easy Chair, series 2 by George William Curtis
  2. He appears to have had his Zoilus as well as Homer, and to have been equally fallible of the extent and sublimity of his own talents. – An Essay on the Lyric Poetry of the Ancients by John Ogilvie Commentator: Wallace Jackson
  3. Revelation, however, here comes in, and sustains the fallible conjectures of our unassisted reason. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce