Etymology
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fallible (adj.)

early 15c., from Medieval Latin fallibilis "liable to err, deceitful," literally "that can be deceived," from Latin fallere "deceive" (see fail (v.)).

updated on October 11, 2014

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Definitions of fallible from WordNet

fallible (adj.)
likely to fail or make errors;
everyone is fallible to some degree
fallible (adj.)
wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings;
I'm only a fallible human
Synonyms: frail / imperfect / weak
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