[in-ej-oo-kuh-buh l]


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

Origin of ineducable

First recorded in 1880–85; in-3 + educable
Related formsin·ed·u·ca·bil·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ineducable

Historical Examples of ineducable

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


    T.S. Stribling

British Dictionary definitions for ineducable



incapable of being educated, esp on account of mental retardation
Derived Formsineducability, noun
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Word Origin and History for ineducable

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

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