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1In accordance with the highest standards; faultless.‘he had impeccable manners’
flawless, faultless, unblemished, spotless, stainless, untarnished, perfect, exemplary, ideal, modelvirtuous, pure, moral, sinless, upright, irreproachable, unimpeachable, blameless, guiltless, above suspicion, beyond reproach, beyond criticism, incorrupt, uncorruptedsqueaky clean, whiter than white, lily-white, as pure as the driven snowView synonyms
- ‘Her writing and pedaling credentials are impeccable, and her accumulated mileage impressive.’
- ‘The beauty of the designs is heightened through the intricate, untarnished and impeccable finish.’
- ‘His precise Irish pedigree is not clear, but his self-made man credentials are impeccable.’
- ‘By winning 21 titles on the PGA Tour, he has set his own impeccable standards.’
- ‘But it's a minor blip on an otherwise impeccable soundscape.’
- ‘They are graduates of the best universities and are highly intelligent with impressive degrees and speak impeccable English.’
- ‘They were in absolutely impeccable form that night.’
- ‘Many people say that he was someone of impeccable integrity.’
- ‘His playing is technically impeccable and bears a distinct stamp of his own charismatic style.’
- ‘As you would expect, with such a large field to choose from, the technical standard is impeccable.’
- ‘They epitomise the simple but impeccable standards of the band.’
- ‘He did what he always does to his usual impeccable standards.’
- ‘Such cases are the black sheep to an otherwise impeccable theory.’
- ‘With impeccable timing and grace, we were then led through to our table.’
- ‘She sings with a conversational freedom and impeccable, colloquial diction.’
- ‘His accent was stronger than his daughter's, but his clarity just as impeccable.’
- ‘No, we'll be putting such things as impeccable taste aside for now.’
- ‘The line, a showstopper by any standard, was reinforced with impeccable finish and an eye for detail.’
- ‘I have chosen it because of the impeccable reputation of the journalists concerned.’
- ‘I have impeccable taste in music, and everything that I like is cool.’
rare Not liable to sin.
- ‘The beryl brings before us the impeccable humanity of Christ - his spotless, sinless life.’
Mid 16th century (in the theological sense): from Latin impeccabilis, from in- not + peccare to sin.
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