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 (ĭn-kôr′ĭ-jə-bəl, -kŏr′-)
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.
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.


[ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəblɪ] ADVincorregiblemente


advunverbesserlich; to be incorrigibly romantic/optimisticein unverbesserlicher Romantiker/Optimist sein
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The introduction of firearms has rendered them more successful hunters, but at the same time, more formidable foes; some of them, incorrigibly savage and warlike in their nature, have found the expeditions of the fur traders grand objects of profitable adventure.
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The part was written especially for Allen and he ad libs incorrigibly - there are almost as many good lines here as in one of the director's fabled, earlier funny ones.
found Dickens vulgar; a certain kind of late-Victorian intellectual found him incorrigibly sentimental.
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Divided into three main sections,``nature,'' ``science'' and technology,'' the artifacts disclose a civilization that was technically sophisticated, attuned to sensual pleasure and incorrigibly curious about the non-human environment.
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Even the incorrigibly optimistic felt it was unwise to book your holidays too far into the year, in case either the Russians or the Americans pressed the red button.
For basically he is a mere politician incorrigibly in love with power for its own sake.
It was clear that in a British colony no viable Hindu educational institutions were nurtured; the pandits who officiated at functions were themselves spent in aspiring to live, often in vain, in a fashion to match their assumed status (which they fantasized about endlessly) in order to maintain an aura of religious authority, with many ending up acquiring a reputation for drunkenness, greed, or for becoming incorrigibly quarrelsome.