[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 incorrigibility
It was filthy beyond belief,” said Middleton, who was sent to the school for the crime of “incorrigibility.The Bone Collectors Get to Work at Florida’s Dozier School
September 6, 2013
Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor Charles Dutton understands the incorrigibility of some violent inmates.Ex-Prisoners Say Life Term Is Cruel for Teens, As Case Hits High Court
March 19, 2012
The pictured squares were the ironic badge of Hugh's incorrigibility.Satan Sanderson
Hallie Erminie Rives
Bad eyesight has been urged for years as a cause of backwardness and incorrigibility in school children.How To Write Special Feature Articles
Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Eugene, the youngest boy, nine years old, had been in court two months before on the charge of incorrigibility.
I remember an exasperated and frightened mother who took a boy of fourteen into court upon the charge of incorrigibility.The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets
It seemed to him now that at his last visit he had seen in her the symptoms of incorrigibility which were now evident.The Awakening
Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
- 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 incorrigibility
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