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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fallible mean? 

FALLIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective FALLIBLE has 2 senses:

1. likely to fail or make errors
2. having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

  Familiarity information: FALLIBLE used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FALLIBLE (adjective)

Sense 1fallible [BACK TO TOP]


Likely to fail or make errors

Context example:

everyone is fallible to some degree


errant (straying from the right course or from accepted standards)

erring; error-prone (capable of making an error)

undependable; unreliable (liable to be erroneous or misleading)

weak (likely to fail under stress or pressure)


infallible (incapable of failure or error)

Sense 2fallible [BACK TO TOP]


Having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings


fallible; frail; imperfect; weak

Context examples:

I'm only a fallible human / frail humanity


human (having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings)

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