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[im-pek-uh-buh l] /ɪmˈpɛk ə bəl/
faultless; flawless; irreproachable:
impeccable manners.
not liable to sin; incapable of sin.
Origin of impeccable
1525-35; < Latin impeccābilis faultless, sinless. See im-2, peccable
Related forms
impeccability, noun
impeccably, adverb
1. unassailable, unexceptionable. Unabridged
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  • We all behaved impeccably and did extremely well at school.
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British Dictionary definitions for impeccably


without flaw or error; faultless: an impeccable record
(rare) incapable of sinning
Derived Forms
impeccability, noun
impeccably, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin impeccābilis sinless, from Latin im- (not) + peccāre to sin
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Word Origin and History for impeccably



1530s, "not capable of sin," from Middle French impeccable (15c.) or directly from Late Latin impeccabilis "not liable to sin," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + pecare "to sin," of unknown origin. Meaning "faultless" is from 1610s. Related: Impeccably.

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