- 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
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Examples from the Web for irredeemably
The skateboarder is as irredeemably evil as the others are noble.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
If that theory is true Mohammad may have felt he had been humiliated and had irredeemably lost face.The Fallout from the AWK Murder
Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau
July 14, 2011
He describes him as irredeemably corrupt, not an appropriate partner for a pacification program, and cannot change.'Assange Is in Some Danger'
Samuel P. Jacobs
June 11, 2010
The average Italian presumes that the state is hopelessly inefficient and irredeemably corrupt in equal measure.Berlusconi Burlesque
September 23, 2009
Here was one half of the evidence in Lexman's favour gone, irredeemably.The Clue of the Twisted Candle
Do you mean that she could never be worthy of him—that she is irredeemably wicked?Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The average is higher among them, and they are not so irredeemably uninteresting.The Open Air
It is only a complete absence of the moral faculty which is irredeemably bad.Hours in a Library
The opportunity to overtake the intruder was irredeemably past.Kastle Krags
- (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
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Word Origin and History for irredeemably
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