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 unerringly (audio) , 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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When combined with his prodigious storehouse of knowledge and his unerring buzzer timing, Holzhauer’s gambler’s cool allowed him to rack up massive totals within minutes, leaving his opponents in the dust. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Why James Holzhauer’s long ‘Jeopardy!’ winning streak lost me," 6 June 2019 Gibbs applied his unerring taste to numerous homes as well as to his wardrobe. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Remembering the Fashion Figures We Lost in 2018," 3 Dec. 2018 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

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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

formal : always right and accurate : making no errors

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