un·​err·​ing | \ˌən-ˈer-iŋ, ˌən-ˈər- \

Definition of unerring 

: committing no error : faultless, unfailing unerring accuracy

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Other Words from unerring

unerringly \ ˌən-​ˈer-​iŋ-​lē , ˌən-​ˈər-​ \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for unerring


infallible, unfailing



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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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Lucky for Berkus, some things have remained constant, including his unerring ability to create a haven at home, with a style that manages to be timeless, personal, and relaxed — yet still completely chic. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Nate Berkus' 8 greatest tips for effortless home style," 2 July 2018 The production, directed by Joe Mantello with an unerring instinct for the inherent theatricality of psychological truth, is grounded in inescapable reality. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "'The Humans' at the Ahmanson: Quite possibly the best cast of actors you can see anywhere," 21 June 2018 Slauson’s knowledge was so unerring that Barker once acknowledged him from the stage. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, "How one San Antonio man’s obsession with ‘The Price is Right’ almost destroyed the show," 8 June 2018 Maradona ambled to the box, his confidence seemingly unerring despite his failure in the previous round against Yugoslavia. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 7 Weeks to Go - When Maradona Turned Naples Against the Italian National Team," 2 May 2018 Nine minutes of the first half remained when Salah picked the ball up just inside the Roma area and was given far too much time by Juan Jesus to cut inside onto his favoured left foot and curl the ball with unerring accuracy into the top corner. Kieran Canning, chicagotribune.com, "Salah superb but five-star Liverpool give Roma lifeline," 24 Apr. 2018 This poetic, laconic and ineffably beautiful drama has an unerring feel for its subject, a young cowboy struggling against his implacable fate in the American West. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘The Rider’ Review: A Cowboy Life in the Balance," 12 Apr. 2018 Regina, with the unerring instinct of a killer primate to spot a potential threat, zeroes in on pretty Cady as a plaything for her mind games. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Mean Girls': Theater Review," 9 Apr. 2018 Grandees have been coming here since the Romans, with their unerring nose for real estate, founded it, from the lords of Genoa and Milan to today’s fashion elite. Alexander Lobrano, Town & Country, "Exploring Italy's Beautiful Coastal Towns," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of unerring

1621, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unerring

: always right and accurate : making no errors

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