incurable


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in·cur·a·ble

 (ĭn-kyo͝or′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable: an incurable disease.
2. Incapable of being altered, as in disposition or habits: an incurable optimist; an incurable smoker.

in·cur′a·bil′i·ty n.
in·cur′a·ble n.
in·cur′a·bly adv.

incurable

(ɪnˈkjʊərəbəl)
adj
(Pathology) (esp of a disease) not curable; unresponsive to treatment
n
(Pathology) a person having an incurable disease
inˌcuraˈbility, inˈcurableness n
inˈcurably adv

in•cur•a•ble

(ɪnˈkyʊər ə bəl)

adj.
1. not curable: an incurable disease.
2. not susceptible to change: incurable pessimism.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin]
in•cur′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incurable - a person whose disease is incurable
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.incurable - incapable of being cured; "an incurable disease"; "an incurable addiction to smoking"
curable - curing or healing is possible; "curable diseases"
2.incurable - unalterable in disposition or habits; "an incurable optimist"
inalterable, unalterable - not capable of being changed or altered; "unalterable resolve"; "an unalterable ground rule"

incurable

adjective
1. fatal, terminal, inoperable, irrecoverable, irremediable, remediless He is suffering from an incurable skin disease.
2. incorrigible, hopeless, inveterate, dyed-in-the-wool He's an incurable romantic.

incurable

adjective
Offering no hope or expectation of improvement:
Translations
غَيْر قابِل للشِّفاء، عُضال
nevyléčitelný
uhelbredelig
gyógyíthatatlan
ólæknanlegur
neišgydomas
neārstējamsnedziedināmsnelabojams
nevyliečiteľný
neozdravljiv
tedavi edilemez

incurable

[ɪnˈkjʊərəbl]
A. ADJ
1. (Med) → incurable
2. (fig) [optimist, romantic] → incorregible
B. Nincurable mf

incurable

[ɪnˈkjʊərəbəl] adj
[disease] → incurable
[romantic, optimist] → incurable

incurable

adj, incurably
advunheilbar; (fig)unverbesserlich
n (Med) → unheilbar Kranke(r) mf

incurable

[ɪnˈkjʊərəbl] adj (disease) → incurabile; (habit) → incorreggibile (fig) (optimist) → inguaribile

incurable

(inˈkjuərəbl) adjective
not able to be cured or corrected; not curable. an incurable disease/habit.

in·cur·a·ble

a. incurable, que no tiene cura.

incurable

adj incurable
References in classic literature ?
There was no morbidness in Phoebe; if there had been, the old Pyncheon House was the very locality to ripen it into incurable disease.
That is to say, if a man gets the habit of saying "I should have liked to have known more about it" instead of saying simply and sensibly, "I should have liked to know more about it," that man's disease is incurable.
The attachment, from which against honour, against feeling, against every better interest he had outwardly torn himself, now, when no longer allowable, governed every thought; and the connection, for the sake of which he had, with little scruple, left her sister to misery, was likely to prove a source of unhappiness to himself of a far more incurable nature.
The example thus set by the master of the house was followed at once by the family -- with the solitary exception of Norah, whose incurable formality and reserve expressed themselves, not too graciously, in her distant manner toward the visitor.
I was a fool when I married him; and I am so far an incurable fool on that subject, that, for the sake of what I once believed him to be, I wouldn't have even this shadow of my idle fancy hardly dealt with.
He softly left his hiding-place, and returned to the Sultan, to whom he reported that he was sure from certain signs that the princess's malady was not incurable, but that he must see her and speak with her alone.
Its incurable disease was an apostasy from the principles of the Declaration of Independence.
said the niece, "your worship had better order these to be burned as well as the others; for it would be no wonder if, after being cured of his chivalry disorder, my uncle, by reading these, took a fancy to turn shepherd and range the woods and fields singing and piping; or, what would be still worse, to turn poet, which they say is an incurable and infectious malady.
And it will be clearly shown in the course of this investigation that as far as the principle contended for has prevailed, it has been the cause of incurable disorder and imbecility in the government.
Or again, why blame a lying, thievish Isosceles when you ought rather to deplore the incurable inequality of his sides?
The affair, as it will be reported, will cover us with shame; for in a society such as ours satire inflicts a painful and incurable wound.
I should have tried to endure the evil or cure it for awhile; and when I found it intolerable and incurable, I should have left my torturer suddenly and silently.