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Definitions for incorrigible
ɪnˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, -ˈkɒr-in·cor·ri·gi·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incorrigibleadjective

    impervious to correction by punishment

Wiktionary

  1. incorrigiblenoun

    An incorrigibly bad individual

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

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

  2. incorrigibleadjective

    defective and impossible to materially correct or set aright.

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

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

  3. incorrigibleadjective

    incurably depraved; not reformable.

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

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

  4. incorrigibleadjective

    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.

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

  5. incorrigibleadjective

    unmanageable.

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

  6. incorrigibleadjective

    determined, unalterable, hence impossible to improve upon.

    The laws of nature and mathematics are incorrigible.

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

  7. incorrigibleadjective

    incurable.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incorrigibleadjective

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

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

  2. Incorrigiblenoun

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incorrigible

    in-kor′i-ji-bl, adj. and n. bad beyond correction or reform.—ns. Incorr′igibleness, Incorrigibil′ity.—adv. Incorr′igibly.

Editors Contribution

  1. Incorrigible

    矯正できない in Japanese.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 16, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incorrigible in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incorrigible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of incorrigible in a Sentence

  1. A. E. Housman:

    In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.

  2. Don Marquis:

    If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity marry, and perpetuate his kind.

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