[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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Related Wordshardened, abandoned, beastly, incurable, intractable, inveterate, irreparable, loser, useless, wicked, irredeemable, recidivous, unreformed
Examples from the Web for incorrigible
But there were also many times when either Palmer or Weaver could have written the other off as an incorrigible pain in the ass.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
And Anthony Hopkins as Noah's hammy 969-year-old grandpa, Methuselah, who was apparently an incorrigible berry addict.‘Noah’ Review: An Ambitious, Flawed Biblical Tale That You Have to See
March 28, 2014
“I gotta tell you, you guys in the press are incorrigible,” the president said.Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s Lovefest on ‘60 Minutes’
January 28, 2013
Despite his nebbishy demeanor, the Senate majority leader is an incorrigible junkyard dog.Why Harry Reid’s Mormon Slur May Be Good for the Church
September 26, 2012
No one wins when the political field is populated exclusively by the incorrigible right and the bemused left.Resolved: This is Not the Road to a Two-State Solution
June 22, 2012
"You are an incorrigible, young Bonaparte," said the teacher.The Boy Life of Napoleon
Bobby was incorrigible, and there was no use in expecting seriousness from him.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
Razumov envied the materialism of the thief and the passion of the incorrigible lover.Under Western Eyes
It is quite possible that I am a bad economist; but it is certain that I am incorrigible.Notes on My Books
I laughed at this fad, and, not thinking him incorrigible I took him into my service.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- 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 incorrigible
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