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[ir-i-fawr-muh-buh l]
  1. insusceptible to reforming influences; incorrigible.
  2. not subject to improvement; final; perfect: irreformable doctrine.
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Origin of irreformable

First recorded in 1600–10; ir-2 + reform + -able
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for irreformable

Historical Examples

  • Irreformable, ir-re-for′ma-bl, adj. not reformable, not subject to revision or improvement.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • All dogmatic decrees of the Pope, made with or without his general council, are infallible and irreformable.

  • Then I imagined their recognising with a blush and a shrug that she was unteachable, irreformable.