[ri-dee-muh-buh l]


capable of being redeemed.
that will be redeemed: bonds redeemable in 10 years.

Also re·demp·ti·ble [ri-demp-tuh-buh l] /rɪˈdɛmp tə bəl/.

Origin of redeemable

First recorded in 1605–15; redeem + -able
Related formsre·deem·a·bil·i·ty, re·deem·a·ble·ness, nounre·deem·a·bly, adverbnon·re·deem·a·ble, adjectivenon·re·demp·ti·ble, adjectiveun·re·deem·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·deem·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unredeemable

Contemporary Examples of unredeemable

  • For the right audience—social conservatives—this ad could be very powerful in spite of his other unredeemable gaffes.

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    Judith Grey

    January 2, 2012

  • After all, even the vicious and unredeemable are entitled to the protections the judicial system is supposed to provide.

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    A Killing in Texas

    Richard Bernstein

    March 10, 2009

  • Niven has created an unredeemable monster of a narrator, but a very funny one, indeed.

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    The Sound of Violence

    Taylor Antrim

    February 17, 2009

Historical Examples of unredeemable

British Dictionary definitions for unredeemable


redemptible (rɪˈdɛmptəbəl)

adjective (of bonds, shares, etc)

subject to cancellation by repayment at a specified date or under specified conditions
payable in or convertible into cash
Derived Formsredeemability, nounredeemably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unredeemable



1610s, from redeem + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper