- not reparable; incapable of being rectified, remedied, or made good: an irreparable mistake.
Origin of irreparable
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Examples from the Web for irreparably
They think they will irreparably damage them, so instead of raising expectations, they coddle them.Roland Martin: America, You Can’t Handle the Truth!
Roland S. Martin
January 19, 2014
He is actually right in stating in the suit that the citizens of Pennsylvania have been “irreparably harmed.”
Irreparably harmed from ever thinking that anything has been learned by Penn State from the horror.
My confidence is now forever and irreparably shaken for reasons I never could have fathomed.The Aurora Shooting Made One Prominent Hollywood Producer Too Scared to Go to The Multiplex
August 26, 2012
Football is a contact sport, and people are irreparably hurt while playing it.It’s Time to Quit Ignoring Sports Head Trauma’s Very Real Dangers
February 2, 2012
If his boy were irreparably hurt anywhere, it was in his foot.Her Father's Daughter
This might be a trick; if not, Frank now hated me irreparably.Question of Comfort
It could not imagine him not at its service; and he was irreparably gone.Sir Walter Ralegh
In either case, the hide is much reduced in value and may be irreparably ruined.Leather
K. J. Adcock
His body was irreparably wasted, and his mind was fast going.Through the South Seas with Jack London
- not able to be repaired or remedied; beyond repair
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Word Origin and History for irreparably
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