incorrigibility


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in·cor·ri·gi·ble

 (ĭn-kôr′ĭ-jə-bəl, -kŏr′-)
adj.
1. Incapable of being corrected or reformed: an incorrigible criminal.
2. Firmly rooted; ineradicable: incorrigible faults.
3. Difficult or impossible to control or manage: an incorrigible, spoiled child.
n.
One that cannot be corrected or reformed.

[Middle English, from Latin incorrigibilis : in-, not; see in-1 + corrigere, to correct; see correct.]

in·cor′ri·gi·bil′i·ty, in·cor′ri·gi·ble·ness n.
in·cor′ri·gi·bly adv.
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