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im·pec·ca·ble

impeccable

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm pe k bl
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Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: flawless or blameless; perfect.
He thought he'd come up with an impeccable alibi.She has impeccable taste in clothes.
antonyms:
imperfect, peccant
similar words:
immaculate, perfect, unerring
definition 2: incapable of sin or misdeed.
antonyms:
peccant, sinful
similar words:
immaculate
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)impeccable otherwise, professionally
(adj.)impeccable + noun appearance, attire, breeding, character, clothes, conditioning, conduct, connection, craftsmanship, credentials, decency, detail, dress, dresser, drive, ear, engine, grooming, harmony, ingredient, integrity, lawn, lineage, linen, manner, pedigree, phrasing, posture, quality, record, regard, reputation, sense, service, shirt, source, style, suit, tailoring, taste, technique, uniform, wardrobe  [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: impeccably (adv.), impeccability (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word impeccable contains the following parts:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.
pecc Latin root that means sin
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-able, -ible, -ble Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being, doing, or undergoing
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The suffix -able , and its variants, is attached to Latin verb roots or English transitive verbs to form adjectives. (In a small set of cases, -able is attached to a noun, e.g. knowledgeable and marriageable.) For spelling purposes, it is useful to know that -able is more likely to be added to a whole English word (comparable , adorable ), while -ible is more likely to follow a bound root (visible , legible ). However,there are still many words which combine a root with -able (capable , inevitable ). The suffix -ity can be added to any adjective ending in -able , -ible , -ble to produce a corresponding noun ending in -ability, -ibility, -bility (possible + -ity > possibility; irrevocable + -ity > irrevocability.)
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acceptable, accessible, admissible, adorable, amiable, amicable, audible, avoidable, believable, bearable, biodegradable, capable, calculable, cognizable, comparable, compatible, comprehensible, conformable, conversable, convertible, corrigible, credible, creditable, curable, dependable, despicable, disagreeable, disposable, divisible, eligible, explicable, flammable, flexible, illegible, illimitable, imaginable, immiscible, immovable, immutable, impalpable, impassable, impeccable, impermeable, impermissible, imperturbable, implacable, implausible, imponderable, impossible, impregnable, inalienable, inaudible, incapable, incalculable, incommunicable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, detectable, conceivable, incorrigible, incredible, incurable, indefeasible, indelible, indescribable, indestructible, indivisible, indomitable, ineligible, ineluctable, ineradicable, inescapable, inevitable, inexorable, inexpiable, inexplicable, infallible, inhospitable, inimitable, inscrutable, inseparable, insuperable, intangible, interminable, intractable, invaluable, invariable, invincible, invisible, irrefragable, irrefutable, irremissible, irreparable, irreversible, irrevocable, legible, likable, lovable, manageable, measurable, movable, navigable, notable, opposable, palpable, perishable, permissible, placable, portable, possible, potable, predictable, preferable, prescriptible, recognizable, remissible, reprehensible, reversible, risible, semipermeable, sensible, superable, susceptible, tangible, tenable, tolerable, tractable, transmissible, unsupportable, usable, viable, visible, washable, affordable, allowable, reliable, remarkable, approachable, disputable, drinkable, durable, eatable, renewable, sustainable, unshakable