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irredeemable

[ ir-i-dee-muh-buhl ]

adjective

  1. not redeemable; incapable of being bought back or paid off.
  2. irremediable; irreparable; hopeless.
  3. beyond redemption; irreclaimable.
  4. (of paper money) not convertible into gold or silver.


irredeemable

/ ˌɪrɪˈdiːməbəl /

adjective

  1. (of bonds, debentures, shares, etc) without a date of redemption of capital; incapable of being bought back directly or paid off
  2. (of paper money) not convertible into specie
  3. (of a sinner) not able to be saved or reformed
  4. (of a loss) not able to be recovered; irretrievable
  5. not able to be improved or rectified; irreparable


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Derived Forms

  • ˌirreˌdeemaˈbility, noun
  • ˌirreˈdeemably, adverb

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Other Words From

  • irre·deema·bili·ty irre·deema·ble·ness noun
  • irre·deema·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of irredeemable1

First recorded in 1600–10; ir- 2 + redeemable

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Example Sentences

Quarantine, for all its irredeemable qualities, made some of us better cooks.

Slack, the workplace chat company, vowed in 2013 that its software would sweep away the irredeemable failings of email and usher in a happier, more productive age of work.

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Schmidt, who owned many houses and mortgages and good irredeemable ground rents, was busy.

He has done me deep and irredeemable wrong, and has entailed upon his child an inheritance of shame.

In other words, it was an arrangement for the issue of an irredeemable paper currency.

But the most irredeemable of convicts are ever those of nurture and birth and culture better than the ruffian rest.

Against this tendency toward the issue of irredeemable paper Necker contended as best he might.

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