[ ir-i-dee-muh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈdi mə bəl /


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

Origin of irredeemable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM irredeemable

ir·re·deem·a·bil·i·ty, ir·re·deem·a·ble·ness, nounir·re·deem·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for irredeemable

/ (ˌɪrɪˈdiːməbəl) /


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

Derived forms of irredeemable

irredeemability or irredeemableness, nounirredeemably, adverb
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