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Definitions for incurable
ɪnˈkyʊər ə bəlin·cur·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incurable(adj)

    a person whose disease is incurable

  2. incurable(adj)

    incapable of being cured

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

  3. incurable(adj)

    unalterable in disposition or habits

    "an incurable optimist"


  1. incurable(Noun)

    One who cannot be cured.

  2. incurable(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incurable(adj)

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

  2. Incurable(adj)

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

  3. Incurable(noun)

    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. Antonin Artaud:

    You are outside life, you are above life, you have miseries which the ordinary man does not know, you exceed the normal level, and it is for this that men refuse to forgive you, you poison their peace of mind, you undermine their stability. You have irrepressible pains whose essence is to be inadaptable to any known state, indescribable in words. You have repeated and shifting pains, incurable pains, pains beyond imagining, pains which are neither of the body nor of the soul, but which partake of both. And I share your suffering, and I ask you: who dares to ration our relief? We are not going to kill ourselves just yet. In the meantime, leave us the hell alone.

  2. Valerie Harper:

    The doctors can give you only their guesstimate of what they see with this disease. I have been extremely lucky. Yet, it’s still terminal and incurable – ‘so far,’ as my husband, Tony says. if I had to choose between walking across the street and getting hit by car and killed – boom – just like that, or knowing what’s coming, I’d take this.

  3. Antonin Artaud:

    There are souls that are incurable and lost to the rest of society. Deprive them of one means of folly, they will invent ten thousand others. They will create subtler, wilder methods, methods that are absolutely DESPERATE. Nature herself is fundamentally antisocial, it is only by a usurpation of powers that the organized body of society opposes the natural inclination of humanity.

  4. Mickey Rooney:

    Judy Garland was a different type of entertainer. She was a dancer, a singer, and an incurable romantic.

  5. Erin Dunbar:

    This is an unbelievably tender topic to talk about with our patients because when someone is diagnosed with a glioblastoma, it is a tremendous left turn in their life. They have been told they have a highly aggressive, incurable tumor that will undoubtedly shorten their life, barring a miracle.

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