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impeccable

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adjective im·pec·ca·ble \(ˌ)im-ˈpek-ə-bəl\

Simple Definition of impeccable

  • : free from fault or error

Full Definition of impeccable

  1. 1 :  not capable of sinning or liable to sin

  2. 2 :  free from fault or blame :  flawless <spoke impeccable French>

im·pec·ca·bil·i·ty play \-ˌpe-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
im·pec·ca·bly play \-ˈpe-kə-blē\ adverb

Examples of impeccable

  1. Grandfather found a reason to slip in every five minutes. The empty soda cans had to be removed, the bowl of potato chips refreshed. He was sure that he moved unnoticed, like an impeccable waiter of the old school … —Darryl Pinckney, High Cotton, 1992

  2. His English was impeccable but halting, like a well-tooled but slightly rusted machine. —John Updike, New Yorker, 20 Apr. 1987

  3. In order to ensure that at least one verifiable Spaniard participate in this critical venture, Mendoza asked Bishop Zumárraga to nominate as second-in-command a younger friar with impeccable credentials, and the cleric selected a Fransiscan in whom he had great faith … —James A. Michener, Texas, 1985

  4. She has impeccable taste in music.

  5. <the etiquette expert was celebrated for her absolutely impeccable manners>



Origin of impeccable

Latin impeccabilis, from in- + peccare to sin


First Known Use: 1531



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