impeccable
adjective Etymology: Latin impeccabilis, from in- + peccare to sin Date: 1531 1. not capable of sinning or liable to sin 2. free from fault or blame ; flawless <
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impeccability nounimpeccably adverb

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  • impeccable — [ ɛ̃pekabl ] adj. • 1479; lat. ecclés. impeccabilis; rad. peccare → pécher 1 ♦ Relig. Incapable de pécher. ♢ Littér. Incapable de faillir, de commettre une erreur. ⇒ infaillible, parfait. « Poète impeccable » (Baudelaire). 2 ♦ (1856) Sans défaut …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • impeccable — impeccable, faultless, flawless, errorless are comparable when they mean absolutely correct and beyond criticism. Impeccable usually applies to something with which no fault can be found or which is irreproachably correct {the only impeccable… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • impeccable — Impeccable. adj. de tout genre. Incapable de pecher. Il n y a que Dieu qui soit impeccable par nature. la Vierge estoit impeccable par grace. il n y a point d homme impeccable. Il signifie aussi, Incapable de faillir. J ay pû manquer, je ne suis… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Impeccable — Im*pec ca*ble, a. [L. impeccabilis; pref. im not + peccare to err, to sin: cf. F. impeccable.] Not liable to sin; exempt from the possibility of doing wrong. n. One who is impeccable; esp., one of a sect of Gnostic heretics who asserted their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impeccable — (adj.) 1530s, not capable of sin, from M.Fr. impeccable (15c.) or directly from L.L. impeccabilis not liable to sin, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + pecare to sin, of unknown origin. Meaning faultless is from …   Etymology dictionary

  • impeccable — index absolute (ideal), best, blameless, clean, honest, incorruptible, inculpable, irreprehensible …   Law dictionary

  • impeccable — [adj] above suspicion; flawless accurate, aces, A okay*, apple pie*, clean, correct, errorless, exact, exquisite, faultless, fleckless, immaculate, incorrupt, infallible, innocent, irreproachable, nice, note perfect, on target*, perfect, precise …   New thesaurus

  • impeccable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in accordance with the highest standards; faultless. DERIVATIVES impeccability noun impeccably adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «not liable to sin»: from Latin impeccabilis, from peccare to sin …   English terms dictionary

  • impeccable — [im pek′ə bəl] adj. [L impeccabilis < in , not + peccare, to sin] 1. not liable to sin, incapable of wrongdoing 2. without defect or error; faultless; flawless impeccability n. impeccably adv …   English World dictionary

  • IMPECCABLE — adj. des deux genres T. de Théologie Qui est incapable de pécher. Il n’y a que Dieu qui soit impeccable par nature. La Vierge n’a pu être impeccable que par grâce. Il n’y a point d’homme impeccable. Il signifie aussi, dans le langage ordinaire,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • IMPECCABLE — adj. des deux genres T. de Théologie. Incapable de pécher. Il n y a que Dieu qui soit impeccable par nature. La Vierge n a pu être impeccable que par grâce. Il n y a point d homme impeccable.   Il signifie aussi, dans le langage ordinaire,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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