Definitions for incorrigibleɪnˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, -ˈkɒr-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. incorrigible(adj)

    impervious to correction by punishment

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. incorrigible(Noun)

    An incorrigibly bad individual

    The incorrigibles in the prison population are either lifers or habitual reoffenders

  2. incorrigible(Adjective)

    defective and impossible to materially correct or set aright.

    The construction flaw is incorrigible; any attempt to amend it would cause a complete collapse.

  3. incorrigible(Adjective)

    incurably depraved; not reformable.

    His dark soul was too incorrigible to repent, even at his execution.

  4. incorrigible(Adjective)

    impervious to correction by punishment or pain.

    The imp is incorrigible: his bottom is still red from his last spanking when he plans the next prank.

  5. incorrigible(Adjective)


  6. incorrigible(Adjective)

    determined, unalterable, hence impossible to improve upon.

    The laws of nature and mathematics are incorrigible.

  7. incorrigible(Adjective)


  8. Origin: Recorded since 1340, from incorrigible (1334), or directly from incorrigibilis, from in- "not" + corrigere "to correct" + -ibilis "-able".

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Incorrigible(adj)

    not corrigible; incapable of being corrected or amended; bad beyond correction; irreclaimable; as, incorrigible error

  2. Incorrigible(noun)

    one who is corrigible; especially, a hardened criminal; as, the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles

  3. Origin: [L. incorrigibilis: cf. F. incorrigible. See In- not, and Corrigible.]

Translations for incorrigible

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  • unverbesserlich, unverbesserbarGerman
  • incorregibleSpanish
  • incorrigibleFrench
  • onverbeterlijk, onveranderlijk, onherstelbaar, onverbeterlijke, onverbeterbaarDutch
  • неизлечимый, неисправимыйRussian

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