impervious to correction by punishment
An incorrigibly bad individual
The incorrigibles in the prison population are either lifers or habitual reoffenders
defective and impossible to materially correct or set aright.
The construction flaw is incorrigible; any attempt to amend it would cause a complete collapse.
incurably depraved; not reformable.
His dark soul was too incorrigible to repent, even at his execution.
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.
determined, unalterable, hence impossible to improve upon.
The laws of nature and mathematics are incorrigible.
Origin: Recorded since 1340, from incorrigible (1334), or directly from incorrigibilis, from in- "not" + corrigere "to correct" + -ibilis "-able".
not corrigible; incapable of being corrected or amended; bad beyond correction; irreclaimable; as, incorrigible error
one who is corrigible; especially, a hardened criminal; as, the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles
Origin: [L. incorrigibilis: cf. F. incorrigible. See In- not, and Corrigible.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-kor′i-ji-bl, adj. and n. bad beyond correction or reform.—ns. Incorr′igibleness, Incorrigibil′ity.—adv. Incorr′igibly.
The numerical value of incorrigible in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of incorrigible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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