fallible fallible  /ˈfæ lə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) likely to fail or make errors
  2. (adj) wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And there are those who simply believe that, by definition, God is unknowable to our limited, fallible human minds and souls.
  2. But I think God takes fallible human beings like Roosevelt or Churchill and carves them for his purposes.
  3. And our fear forced errors into a deeply fallible system.

News

  1. May's Hottest Selling Smartphones

    The iPhone is finally proving fallible, only remaining the top seller last month, among the major U.S. carriers, at AT&T. Our image gallery breaks down all of the winners at Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in May.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: BillingWorld

  2. 8 Questions That Keep Great Entrepreneurs Up At Night

    Even entrepreneurs who have built many startups, or sold their last one for millions of dollars, know they make occasional people leadership mistakes. They know leadership is all about managing their own complicated, illogical, and fallible human variables, as well as the people they depend on. These can and will trip up even the best, often at the cost of a good night?s sleep.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. How's Your Mistake Process Management?

    Perfection is elusive, if not impossible to achieve. Businesses are made up of people, and people are imperfect. They make mistakes -- mistakes involving internal operations and mistakes that affect customers. How many have planned for those inevitable instances when people prove fallible? Not many. We don't like to envision ourselves as vulnerable to making mistakes.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: E-Commerce Times

Quotes

  1. "People make mistakes and we're all human beings, we're all fallible," said Shetty, referring to Goody's behaviour. "She is a little aggressive. She may be hot-tempered...... but she's not a racist."
    on Jan 29, 2007 By: Shilpa Shetty Source: BBC News

  2. Contending that a "typographical error" was at the root of the glacier error, Achim Steiner said: "The IPCC is as fallible as the human beings that comprise it."
    on Feb 8, 2010 By: Achim Steiner Source: The Hindu

  3. "The more exquisite, the more dark, the more agonized, the more true to our fallible human natures a film can be-that's a good Brit picture," says Newell. "But lately, I've been really interested in great, big entertainment-'Prince of Persia:...
    on May 28, 2010 By: Mike Newell Source: Computer Graphics World

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