Immaculate and impeccable

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The report is impeccable.
The text is impeccable.
The house is immaculately clean.
The house is immaculate.
The report is immaculate.

I am confused about the use of these two words-immaculate and impeccable.
Can somebody please help?
  • Aud Duck

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    English--United States
    "Immaculate" refers to something that is extremely clean--so much so that there is no dirt on it at all. The term can also be applied figuratively, but not to things like reports.

    "Impeccable" means that you can't find fault with the thing it describes. If someone speaks "impeccable English," for example, it means that that person's English is perfect. I would be hesitant to apply "impeccable" to any of the things you list, though.

    The report is impeccable. probably alright, though I wouldn't use it this way Wait for other opinions.
    The text is impeccable. This doesn't really make sense.
    The house is immaculately clean. good
    The house is immaculate. good
    The report is immaculate. definitely doesn't work


    Senior Member
    Here are the definitions from the dictionary.

    immaculate (esp. of a person or their clothes) perfectly clean, neat, or tidy : an immaculate white suit. • free from flaws or mistakes; perfect : an immaculate safety record.

    impeccable (of behavior, performance, or appearance) in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless : a man of impeccable character.
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