irremediable

[ ir-i-mee-dee-uh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈmi di ə bəl /

adjective

not admitting of remedy, cure, or repair: irremediable conduct.

Nearby words

  1. irrelevant,
  2. irrelievable,
  3. irreligion,
  4. irreligious,
  5. irremeable,
  6. irremediably,
  7. irremissible,
  8. irremovable,
  9. irreparable,
  10. irreparably

Origin of irremediable

From the Latin word irremediābilis, dating back to 1540–50. See ir-2, remediable

Related formsir·re·me·di·a·ble·ness, nounir·re·me·di·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for irremediable

irremediable

/ (ˌɪrɪˈmiːdɪəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be remedied; incurable or irreparable
Derived Formsirremediableness, nounirremediably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for irremediable

irremediable

adj.

mid-15c., from Late Latin irremediabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + remediabilis (see remediable).

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