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ɪnˈkyʊər ə bəlin·cur·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incurableadjective

    a person whose disease is incurable

  2. incurableadjective

    incapable of being cured

    "an incurable disease"; "an incurable addiction to smoking"

  3. incurableadjective

    unalterable in disposition or habits

    "an incurable optimist"


  1. incurablenoun

    One who cannot be cured.

  2. incurableadjective

    Of an illness, condition, etc, that cannot be cured; healless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incurableadjective

    not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or medicine to remedy; as, an incurable disease

  2. Incurableadjective

    not admitting or capable of remedy or correction; irremediable; remediless; as, incurable evils

  3. Incurablenoun

    a person diseased beyond cure

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incurable

    in-kūr′a-bl, adj. not admitting of cure or correction.—n. one beyond cure.—ns. Incur′ableness, Incurabil′ity.—adv. Incur′ably.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incurable in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incurable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of incurable in a Sentence

  1. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Forget not about an existing incurable enemy.

  2. Robert Collier:

    You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.

  3. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida:

    Prime Minister Abe, as the prime minister of Japan, once again expresses his feeling of heartfelt apology and remorse to all those who, as 'comfort women', experienced much suffering and incurred incurable psychological and physical wounds.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Writing is an incurable psychological disease which only gets worse with writing.

  5. Masatane Muto:

    ALS is thought to be an incurable disease, but I believe hope is now growing for ALS patients to pursue their lifestyle and quality of life with the help of technology.

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    a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
    • A. epidemic
    • B. equivalent
    • C. ectomorphic
    • D. foreordained

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