un·​err·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈer-iŋ How to pronounce unerring (audio) , ˌən-ˈər- How to pronounce unerring (audio) \

Definition of unerring

: committing no error : faultless, unfailing unerring accuracy

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unerringly \ ˌən-​ˈer-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce unerring (audio) , ˌən-​ˈər-​ \ adverb

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web Although the steering is accurate and gets the nose pointed with unerring precision—and the many drive modes can adjust the effort—not a lot of feedback comes through the wheel. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2021 The brand is an extension of Aagaard’s own unerring, minimal style. Vogue, 25 Aug. 2021 Raniere may have set himself up as an unerring source of wisdom and sought to shut his minions off from outside influence, but apparently so did Jesus of Nazareth. Zoë Heller, The New Yorker, 5 July 2021 That moment of realization can be timed and placed with unerring accuracy: Ellis Park, Johannesburg, June 24, 2010, when Slovakia — appearing in a World Cup for the first time — beat Italy to send the reigning champion home, violet with indignity. New York Times, 10 June 2021 The life of every acrobat lies in unerring balance. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021 The sharp steering is a delight and allows extreme precision in corners, which the GTAm negotiates with unerring ease and without a whiff of body roll. Juergen Zoellter, Car and Driver, 26 May 2021 Greg, on the other hand, has such an unerring belief in his daughter that his wife's suspicions seem like a betrayal, and that no matter what the truth is, to many people, her actions will come across that way. Rosie Knight, refinery29.com, 18 May 2021 Lance has an unerring sense of team dynamics, said NDSU associate head coach Randy Hedberg, a former NFL quarterback and 42-year coaching veteran. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of unerring

1621, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2021

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“Unerring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unerring. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unerring

: always right and accurate : making no errors

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