unerring

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʌnˈɜː(ɹ).ɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: Un‧err‧ing

Adjective[edit]

unerring (not comparable)

  1. Not missing the target.
  2. consistently accurate.
    • 1717: Hissing in air the unerring weapon flew. -- John Dryden's 1697–1700 translation of "The Story of Meleager and Atalanta", in Ovid's Metamorphoses (tr. Garth, Dryden, et al.), book VIII, pub. 1717
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter III:
      One learns, as one goes through life, to spot goofiness in the other sex with an unerring eye [...]
    • 2007, Clive James, Cultural Amnesia, p. 630-1,
      As the assassination of Sadat proved, the Arab irredentists, like the Zionist ultras, have always been unerring in picking off any incipient mediators.