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[uhn-ur-ing, -er-] /ʌnˈɜr ɪŋ, -ˈɛr-/
not erring; not going astray or missing the mark:
The captain set an unerring course for home.
undeviatingly accurate throughout; not containing any error or flaw:
She gave an unerring recital of the day's events.
invariably precise or correct:
unerring taste.
Origin of unerring
1615-25; un-1 + erring
Related forms
unerringly, adverb
unerringness, noun Unabridged
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  • It was equipped with digital systems that unerringly corrected for pilot error as well as any buffeting caused by bad weather.
  • They seemed to glide unerringly through the nearly three years of his presidency, with its constant domestic and foreign crises.
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  • When she did this, she'd roll and give a kick and shoot unerringly towards the open water with her back up against the ice.
British Dictionary definitions for unerringly


not missing the mark or target
consistently accurate; certain
Derived Forms
unerringly, adverb
unerringness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unerringly



1640s (implied in unerringly), from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of err. Related: Unerringly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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