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fallible

adjective uk   us   /ˈfæl.ɪ.bl̩/
able or likely to make mistakes: We place our trust in doctors, but they are fallible like everyone else. A fallible object or system is likely not to work in a satisfactory way: This method is more fallible than most because it depends on careful and accurate timing.
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fallibility
noun [U] uk   /ˌfæl.ɪˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
The play deals with the fallibility of human nature.
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