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.
- in·cor·ri·gi·bil·i·ty, in·cor·ri·gi·ble·ness, noun
- in·cor·ri·gi·bly, adverb
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How to use incorrigible in a sentence
They began to mistreat us and consider us incorrigible when they realized that this tactic was not working.
More than 4,000 feet above sea level, it had been earmarked for incorrigibles—those British officers deemed most likely to escape.How Two WWI POWs Conned Their Way Out With a Ouija Board | Margalit Fox | May 31, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Over the years Branson, always an incorrigible self-promoter, has appeared in a series of tailored space-suits to showcase the Galactic concept.Branson Grows Old While Bezos Takes Over Space Travel | Clive Irving | May 6, 2021 | The Daily Beast
But there were also many times when either Palmer or Weaver could have written the other off as an incorrigible pain in the ass.
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 | Andrew Romano | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I gotta tell you, you guys in the press are incorrigible,” the president said.Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s Lovefest on ‘60 Minutes’ | Lauren Ashburn | January 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Michelle Cottle | September 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Elisheva Goldberg | June 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We are trying to digest the riffraff of the world, and can't do it, in spite of such incorrigible optimists as Judge Leslie.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
On the subject of Malassis, I will tell you that I marvel at his courage, at his activity, and his incorrigible gaiety.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
He revolted against it, as a thing more provoking, more incorrigible than mere womanhood.The Creators | May Sinclair
He was master, he said, of the lives and property of these incorrigible rebels, and he would do with them as he pleased.Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
Even on his father the incorrigible lad seems on more than one occasion to have tried his little game.East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for incorrigible
beyond correction, reform, or alteration
firmly rooted; ineradicable
a person or animal that is incorrigible
- incorrigibility or incorrigibleness, noun
- incorrigibly, adverb
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