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.
References in classic literature ?
You have no business to be incorrigible," was his friend's answer, delivered in no very soothing tone.
It is the incorrigible vanity of the man which will not be denied.
An incorrigible mankind hardens its heart in the progress of its own perfectability.
Having been challenged by the blacksmith, in a spirit of banter, to attempt the breaking of a certain incorrigible colt, he succeeded so signally as to earn quite a reputation as a horse-breaker.
After this, Jim Hall went to live in the incorrigible cell.
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.
Sir Patrick's motives will appear presently," rejoined the incorrigible old gentleman.
You're incorrigible," said Stremov, not looking at her, and he spoke again to Anna.
But either the children were so incorrigible, the parents so unreasonable, or myself so mistaken in my views, or so unable to carry them out, that my best intentions and most strenuous efforts seemed productive of no better result than sport to the children, dissatisfaction to their parents, and torment to myself.
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.
With that answer the incorrigible Major kissed the tips of his fingers to us and walked out.
He deemed my fears for Arthur disproportioned to the circumstances, and opposed so many objections to my plan, and devised so many milder methods for ameliorating my condition, that I was obliged to enter into further details to convince him that my husband was utterly incorrigible, and that nothing could persuade him to give up his son, whatever became of me, he being as fully determined the child should not leave him, as I was not to leave the child; and that, in fact, nothing would answer but this, unless I fled the country, as I had intended before.