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
The desire to catch up with friends will help incorrigible hammerheads slow their runs down to a conversational pace, more in line with the principles of “polarized training” that elites already follow.
The specific issue in Jones is whether sentencing judges must make an explicit determination that a juvenile offender is “permanently incorrigible” before sentencing them to life without parole.7 big cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term, explained | Ian Millhiser | October 1, 2020 | Vox
Though incorrigibly mocked in Bubble Boy, the phenomenon is actually real.‘Under the Dome’ and Pop Culture’s Greatest Moments in Bubbles | Kevin Fallon | June 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Whereas with San Fran you sort of feel, well, life is so incorrigibly wonderful out there, they don't really need this.
Hadria was incorrigibly flippant about the banishment of important local subjects.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
I was just thinking how lovely it would be to sit down before a large, juicy beefsteak, said Tootles incorrigibly.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
Some one must be tobogganing out there, some one very young and gay and incorrigibly certain of joy.The Dark Tower | Phyllis Bottome
This kind of forced labour may do some good to the incorrigibly idle, but it does the greatest harm to all the rest.
His hair curled crisply and incorrigibly and he bore himself with a lazy sort of grace, agile for all its indolence.A Pagan of the Hills | Charles Neville Buck
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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