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)

Example Sentences

She has an unerring instinct for language. He has an unerring sense of good taste.
Recent Examples on the Web The president has an unerring instinct to make problems worse. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 2 Apr. 2022 His unerring instincts and sense of public showmanship will be just as influential in your work as any federal statute or constitutional clause. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 18 Aug. 2022 Although separated in age by 56 years, the late Queen and Kate share key qualifications for the job: quiet stoicism, unerring discretion and firm loyalty. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2022 For most, the honor has been hard won with bravery and unerring love. Aj Willingham, CNN, 3 July 2022 Here’s what Nicki Schaefer brings to the table: an unerring ability to connect with patrons, anticipate their needs and hover without being intrusive. Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun, 30 June 2022 Sharing the water and the dinner with the veterans, and then honoring them for their service, made a good day on the water—which has the unerring ability to restore and heal—even better. Monte Burke, Forbes, 5 June 2022 Every other car that's in the same conversation—from the Porsche Taycan to the Bugatti Chiron—is unerring and locked on its lane at 150-plus mph. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, 8 Dec. 2021 Thus far, his unerring mixing touch has resulted in just under 200 No. 1 singles and albums, 18 Grammys and three Latin Grammys. Lily Moayeri, Variety, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition



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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