incorrigible


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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.

incorrigible

(ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəbəl)
adj
1. beyond correction, reform, or alteration
2. firmly rooted; ineradicable
3. (Philosophy) philosophy (of a belief) having the property that whoever honestly believes it cannot be mistaken. Compare defeasible
n
a person or animal that is incorrigible
inˌcorrigiˈbility, inˈcorrigibleness n
inˈcorrigibly adv

in•cor•ri•gi•ble

(ɪnˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, -ˈkɒr-)

adj.
1. bad beyond reform: an incorrigible liar.
2. unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child.
3. firmly fixed; not easily changed.
4. not easily influenced: an incorrigible optimist.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin incorrigibilis]
in•cor`ri•gi•bil′i•ty, in•cor′ri•gi•ble•ness, n.
in•cor′ri•gi•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incorrigible - impervious to correction by punishment
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
corrigible - capable of being corrected or set right; "a corrigible defect"; "a corrigible prisoner"

incorrigible

adjective incurable, hardened, hopeless, intractable, inveterate, unreformed, irredeemable Gamblers are incorrigible optimists.
Translations
غَيْر قابِل للإصْلاح
nenapravitelný
uforbederlig
javíthatatlan
óbetranlegur
nepataisomas
nelabojams
düzelmezyola gelmez

incorrigible

[ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəbl] ADJ [womaniser, optimist] → incorregible, sin remedio
you're incorrigible!¡eres incorregible!, ¡no tienes remedio!

incorrigible

[ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəbəl] adjincorrigible

incorrigible

incorrigible

[ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəbl] adjincorreggibile

incorrigible

(inˈkoridʒəbl) adjective
too bad to be corrected or improved.
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Amy being gone, Laurie was her only refuge, and much as she enjoyed his society, she rather dreaded him just then, for he was an incorrigible tease, and she feared he would coax the secret from her.
Now Bildad, I am sorry to say, had the reputation of being an incorrigible old hunks, and in his sea-going days, a bitter, hard task-master.
Everybody was full of awe and interest again right away, the incorrigible idiots.
In plain terms, he was an incorrigible scoundrel; and he had now added one more to the list of his many misdemeanors by impudently breaking the conditions on which Mrs.
You have no business to be incorrigible," was his friend's answer, delivered in no very soothing tone.
Crupp, then sleeping, I suppose, in a distant chamber, situated at about the level of low-water mark, soothed in her slumbers by the ticking of an incorrigible clock, to which she always referred me when we had any little difference on the score of punctuality, and which was never less than three-quarters of an hour too slow, and had always been put right in the morning by the best authorities.
It is this incorrigible flippancy of which I have to complain.
You are quite incorrigible, Harry; but I don't mind.
said Don Quixote, "how bad it looks in governors not to know how to read or write; for let me tell thee, Sancho, when a man knows not how to read, or is left-handed, it argues one of two things; either that he was the son of exceedingly mean and lowly parents, or that he himself was so incorrigible and ill-conditioned that neither good company nor good teaching could make any impression on him.
Yes, it is only among us that the most incorrigible rogue can be absolutely and loftily honest at heart without in the least ceasing to be a rogue.
And one which will go far to efface the recollection of his father's conduct," added the incorrigible marquise.
Now there came a certain common tramp who used to go begging all over the city of Ithaca, and was notorious as an incorrigible glutton and drunkard.