Definition of fallibility in English:

fallibility

noun

mass noun
  • The tendency to make mistakes or be wrong.

    ‘technology is not a cure for human fallibility’
    ‘studies on the fallibility of memory and perception’
    • ‘And he acknowledges his own fallibility, the fact that he is part of the problem, in need of radical reform, dangerously prone to evil.’
    • ‘The error is only further testimony to human fallibility, however, in the process of discerning the guilty from the innocent.’
    • ‘Being aware of my own fallibility makes it easier to accept shortcomings in others.’
    • ‘His Honour went through the process of suggesting to the jury that the fallibility of human memory could explain the discrepancy.’
    • ‘These diagnostic failures were not malpractice, but the fallibility of humans and machines.’
    • ‘Future work in this area will add to our understanding of the fallibility of memories and how to spot the mistaken ones.’
    • ‘"Human fallibility and nuclear weapons will destroy nations."’
    • ‘Ordinarily, we can cope with fallibility by shrinking the likelihood of a mistake.’
    • ‘It allows us to acknowledge our fallibility by saying that even our best-supported theories may be false: we do not have to list them.’
    • ‘I think it's to the credit of both papers that they acknowledge their fallibility, but the errors in question are rather more than slips of the pen.’

Pronunciation

fallibility

/ˌfalɪˈbɪlɪti/