ineducable

[in-ej-oo-kuh-buh l]
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adjective

incapable of being educated, especially because of some condition, as mental retardation or emotional disturbance.

Nearby words

  1. inebriation,
  2. inebriety,
  3. inedible,
  4. inedita,
  5. inedited,
  6. ineducation,
  7. ineffability,
  8. ineffable,
  9. ineffaceable,
  10. ineffective

Origin of ineducable

First recorded in 1880–85; in-3 + educable

Related formsin·ed·u·ca·bil·i·ty, noun

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Examples from the Web for ineducable

  • Hooker's Bend warmed with pleasure that half of its population was ineducable.

    Birthright|T.S. Stribling


British Dictionary definitions for ineducable

ineducable

adjective

incapable of being educated, esp on account of mental retardation
Derived Formsineducability, noun

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Word Origin and History for ineducable

ineducable

adj.

1884, from in- (1) "not" + educable. Related: Ineducability.

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