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impeccable

[im-pek-uh-buh l] /ɪmˈpɛk ə bəl/
adjective
1.
faultless; flawless; irreproachable:
impeccable manners.
2.
not liable to sin; incapable of sin.
Origin of impeccable
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin impeccābilis faultless, sinless. See im-2, peccable
Related forms
impeccability, noun
impeccably, adverb
Synonyms
1. unassailable, unexceptionable.
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  • But the manners both of Coneni and of his daughter were impeccable.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • Your laundress will report on everything, you know; so you must be impeccable.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • With a slight inclination of the head Mr. Brimmer passed out into the lobby, erect, self-possessed, and impeccable.

  • I think we could get the newscasts to see it as impeccable public behavior.

    Tinker's Dam Joseph Tinker
  • "Pour les ongles," the obliging young man pronounced with impeccable accent.

    The Messenger Elizabeth Robins
British Dictionary definitions for impeccable

impeccable

/ɪmˈpɛkəbəl/
adjective
1.
without flaw or error; faultless: an impeccable record
2.
(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 impeccable
adj.

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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