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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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Examples from the web for impeccable
  • Her impeccable attention to detail, whether in dialogue or description, grounded her work.
  • Holiday leans on the beat, then catches up, demonstrating her impeccable sense of rhythm.
  • The timing of the shot is impeccable, and the aspect reveals key features of the beetle's flight morphology.
  • It maintains the golden glow of its famous string sound and its tradition of impeccable woodwind playing.
  • It is, among other things, grammatically impeccable.
  • His goal was to make sure that what was written and spoken and read was impeccable.
  • Despite impeccable manners, he kept everyone at a distance.
  • Nevertheless, the evidence for this planet's existence seemed impeccable.
  • If you want to debunk things, your logic needs to be impeccable.
  • The crust was impeccable: charred, full of flavor, perfectly salted and fermented.
British Dictionary definitions for impeccable


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 impeccable

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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