[in-kyoo r-uh-buh l]
- not curable; that cannot be cured, remedied, or corrected: an incurable disease.
- not susceptible to change: his incurable pessimism.
- a person suffering from an incurable disease.
Origin of incurable
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2. unflagging, incorrigible, relentless.
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Examples from the Web for incurably
It has a pompous Latin name, but it is incurably Gothic and grotesque.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
It is, but I could not get off; Cashel is incurably lazy, and I never know how to say 'no.'Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
We are now, it is constantly said, an incurably Puritanic people.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens
G. K. Chesterton
They are so incurably prolific; and so was he, poor dear boy!The Martian
George Du Maurier
Even down to the meanest of us, we are incurably larger than anything we can do.The Lost Art of Reading
Gerald Stanley Lee
- (esp of a disease) not curable; unresponsive to treatment
- a person having an incurable disease
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Word Origin and History for incurably
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable.
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