un·​err·​ing ˌən-ˈer-iŋ How to pronounce unerring (audio) ˌən-ˈər- How to pronounce unerring (audio)
: committing no error : faultless, unfailing
unerring accuracy
ˌən-ˈer-iŋ-lē How to pronounce unerring (audio)

Examples of unerring in a Sentence

She has an unerring instinct for language. He has an unerring sense of good taste.
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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unerring was in 1621

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“Unerring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unerring. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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un·​err·​ing ˌən-ˈe(ə)r-iŋ How to pronounce unerring (audio) -ˈər- How to pronounce unerring (audio)
: making no errors : certain, unfailing
unerringly adverb

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