Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Committing no mistakes; consistently accurate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not missing the target.
  • adj. consistently accurate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Committing no mistake; incapable or error or failure certain; sure; unfailing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not missing the mark; certain: as, an unerring aim.
  • Committing no mistake; incapable of error; infallible: as, the unerring wisdom of God.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not liable to error

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Examples

  • God is the sovereign King, the righteous Judge, and to him it belongs to administer justice; for, being a God of infinite knowledge, by him actions are weighed in unerring balances; and, being a God of infinite purity, he hates sin and cannot endure to look upon iniquity.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • What it has been the fashion to call their unerring instinct is after all infallible only as a certain great public functionary is, -- in theory; and their mistaken haste is too frequently nothing but a hurrying to their death.

    Birds in the Bush

  • The fact is that a car which works all the time is displaying what Charles Babbage called the unerring certainty of machinery.

    BBC TopGear: Cars and Autos News

  • The idea, as I see it, is that if love is both your fuel and your compass, you can drive as you will "drive as you like"--Love as a kind of unerring GPS.

    Very Good, but Very Mysterious

  • I mean, in a sense that Michelle certainly is as much of a style icon I think with her marvelously kind of unerring eye for the kind of clean-cut dress and the pearls and a great look that she's established very early in her whole, you know, tenure as First Lady.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2009

  • From a writer who has been lauded as "an original -- stylistically ingenious, savagely funny, always unpredictable" (Philadelphia Inquirer) and "unerring" (San Diego Union-Tribune), who has been compared to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and John Updike, a writer whose pen has given us a devastating lampoon of the nuclear-arms race and an audacious answer to the outrageous question "What if God had a daughter?"

    The Last Witchfinder: Summary and book reviews of The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow.

  • Woody Harrelson is the walker here, and he fits the part of the guy you'd most like to sit next to at a dinner party - good breeding, great taste, an instinct for delivering the well-targeted compliment at the right moment, and the kind of unerring instinct for gossip that's comparable to a pig's nose for truffles.

    GreenCine Daily

  • She has an unerring gift for suggesting the right play at the right time.

    Exit the Actress

  • The document explained that Google works like one machine, an omnivorous collector of information, a hyperencyclopedic vault of human knowledge, an unerring auctioneer, an eerily skillful student of languages, behavior, and desires.

    In the Plex

  • It was now so dark that there was no sign of the boat; but Wolf Larsen held back through the frightful turmoil as if guided by unerring instinct.

    Chapter 17

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