: not capable of sinning or liable to sin
Examples of IMPECCABLE
- She has impeccable taste in music.
- <the etiquette expert was celebrated for her absolutely impeccable manners>
- 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
- His English was impeccable but halting, like a well-tooled but slightly rusted machine. —John Updike, New Yorker, 20 Apr. 1987
- 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
Origin of IMPECCABLE
First Known Use: 1531
Related to IMPECCABLE
- absolute, faultless, flawless, ideal, immaculate, perfect, indefectible, irreproachable, letter-perfect, picture-book, picture-perfect, seamless, unblemished
- amiss, bad, censurable, defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect, reproachable
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