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1(of behavior, performance, or appearance) in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless.‘a man of impeccable character’
flawless, faultless, unblemished, spotless, stainless, untarnished, perfect, exemplary, ideal, modelView synonyms
- ‘I have impeccable taste in music, and everything that I like is cool.’
- ‘They are graduates of the best universities and are highly intelligent with impressive degrees and speak impeccable English.’
- ‘By winning 21 titles on the PGA Tour, he has set his own impeccable standards.’
- ‘They were in absolutely impeccable form that night.’
- ‘His accent was stronger than his daughter's, but his clarity just as impeccable.’
- ‘He did what he always does to his usual impeccable standards.’
- ‘His playing is technically impeccable and bears a distinct stamp of his own charismatic style.’
- ‘With impeccable timing and grace, we were then led through to our table.’
- ‘The line, a showstopper by any standard, was reinforced with impeccable finish and an eye for detail.’
- ‘She sings with a conversational freedom and impeccable, colloquial diction.’
- ‘Many people say that he was someone of impeccable integrity.’
- ‘Her writing and pedaling credentials are impeccable, and her accumulated mileage impressive.’
- ‘His precise Irish pedigree is not clear, but his self-made man credentials are impeccable.’
- ‘The beauty of the designs is heightened through the intricate, untarnished and impeccable finish.’
- ‘I have chosen it because of the impeccable reputation of the journalists concerned.’
- ‘They epitomise the simple but impeccable standards of the band.’
- ‘As you would expect, with such a large field to choose from, the technical standard is impeccable.’
- ‘But it's a minor blip on an otherwise impeccable soundscape.’
- ‘Such cases are the black sheep to an otherwise impeccable theory.’
- ‘No, we'll be putting such things as impeccable taste aside for now.’
- 1.1rare 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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