[in-kawr-i-juh-buh l, -kor-]
- not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform: incorrigible behavior; an incorrigible liar.
- impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child; incorrigible hair.
- firmly fixed; not easily changed: an incorrigible habit.
- not easily swayed or influenced: an incorrigible optimist.
- a person who is incorrigible.
Origin of incorrigible
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Examples from the Web for incorrigibly
Whereas with San Fran you sort of feel, well, life is so incorrigibly wonderful out there, they don't really need this.My Annual Super Bowl Rant
February 1, 2013
Brought up in the gutter, he was from the first incorrigibly lazy and vicious.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
He was getting as incorrigibly sentimental as a girl in her teens!Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
I soon heard of him as incorrigibly religious but incorrigibly dry.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
He is lazy, libertine, and given to lying, but not incorrigibly wicked.
The man was not an incorrigibly bad doer, but weak and irresolute.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
- beyond correction, reform, or alteration
- firmly rooted; ineradicable
- philosophy (of a belief) having the property that whoever honestly believes it cannot be mistakenCompare defeasible
- a person or animal that is incorrigible
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Word Origin and History for incorrigibly
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