foolproof vs unfailing what difference

what is difference between foolproof and unfailing

English

Etymology

From fool +‎ -proof.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfuːl ˌpɹuːf/

Adjective

foolproof (comparative more foolproof, superlative most foolproof)

  1. (of a device) Protected against, or designed to be proof against, misuse or error.
  2. (of an idea or plan) Certain to succeed in all eventualities, or claimed to be so; infallible.

Derived terms

  • foolproofly
  • foolproofness

Related terms

  • bulletproof
  • dummy-proof
  • idiot-proof

Translations

Verb

foolproof (third-person singular simple present foolproofs, present participle foolproofing, simple past and past participle foolproofed)

  1. (transitive) To make foolproof.


English

Etymology

un- +‎ failing

Adjective

unfailing (comparative more unfailing, superlative most unfailing)

  1. inexhaustible
  2. changeless, constant
  3. infallible

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