impeccable

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From Middle French impeccable, from Latin impeccabilis (not liable to sin), from im- (not) + peccare (to err, to sin).

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impeccable (comparative more impeccable, superlative most impeccable)

  1. Perfect, without faults, flaws or errors
    The only impeccable writers are those who never wrote. - William Hazlitt
    He grew up in Norway, but he writes impeccable English.
  2. Incapable of wrongdoing or sin; immaculate
    It was easy for James V to imprison Lady Glamis, but actually convicting her was far more difficult; her character was impeccable and she was highly respected by all who knew her.

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impeccable (masculine and feminine, plural impeccables)

  1. faultless, impeccable