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Incorrigible definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INCOR'RIGIBLE, a. [L. corrigo; con and rego.]
1. That cannot be corrected or amended; bad beyond correction; as incorrigible error.
2. Too depraved to be corrected or reformed; as an incorrigible sinner; an incorrigible drunkard.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: impervious to correction by punishment [ant: corrigible]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin incorrigibilis, from Latin in- + corrigere to correct more at correct Date: 14th century incapable of being corrected or amended: as a. (1) not reformable ; depraved (2) delinquent b. not manageable ; unruly c. unalterable, inveterate incorrigibility noun incorrigible noun incorrigibleness noun incorrigibly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 (of a person or habit) incurably bad or depraved. 2 not readily improved. Derivatives: incorrigibility n. incorrigibleness n. incorrigibly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF incorrigible or L incorrigibilis (as IN-(1), CORRIGIBLE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorrigible In*cor"ri*gi*ble, a. [L. incorrigibilis: cf. F. incorrigible. See In- not, and Corrigible.] Not corrigible; incapable of being corrected or amended; bad beyond correction; irreclaimable; as, incorrigible error. ``Incorrigible fools.'' --Dryden.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incorrigible In*cor"ri*gi*ble, n. One who is corrigible; especially, a hardened criminal; as, the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you tell someone they are incorrigible, you are saying, often in a humorous way, that they have faults which will never change. 'Sue, you are incorrigible!' he said... Gamblers are incorrigible optimists. ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Irremediable, remediless, irreparable, irretrievable, irreversible, irremedicable, irrecoverable, helpless, hopeless, incurable, past cure, past mending, beyond help. 2. Obdurate, hardened, lost, shameless, graceless, recreant, irreclaimable, reprobate.

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