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ineducable

[in-ej-oo-kuh-buh l]
adjective
  1. incapable of being educated, especially because of some condition, as mental retardation or emotional disturbance.
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Origin of ineducable

First recorded in 1880–85; in-3 + educable
Related formsin·ed·u·ca·bil·i·ty, noun
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Historical Examples of 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
  1. incapable of being educated, esp on account of mental retardation
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Derived Formsineducability, noun
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Word Origin and History for ineducable

adj.

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

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