irreclaimable


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ir·re·claim·a·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-klā′mə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to reclaim; being such that reclamation is precluded: irreclaimable wasteland.

ir′re·claim′a·bil′i·ty, ir′re·claim′a·ble·ness n.
ir′re·claim′a·bly adv.

irreclaimable

(ˌɪrɪˈkleɪməbəl)
adj
not able to be reclaimed
ˌirreˌclaimaˈbility, ˌirreˈclaimableness n
ˌirreˈclaimably adv

ir•re•claim•a•ble

(ˌɪr ɪˈkleɪ mə bəl)

adj.
not reclaimable; incapable of being reclaimed or rehabilitated.
[1600–10]
ir`re•claim′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irreclaimable - insusceptible of reformirreclaimable - insusceptible of reform; "vicious irreclaimable boys"; "irredeemable sinners"
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
References in classic literature ?
According to this version of the story, Judge Pyncheon, exemplary as we have portrayed him in our narrative, was, in his youth, an apparently irreclaimable scapegrace.
when the animal spirits seemed utterly in abeyance) to that species of energetic concision--that abrupt, weighty, unhurried, and hollow-sounding enunciation--that leaden, self- balanced and perfectly modulated guttural utterance, which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement.
An immense belt of rocky mountains and volcanic plains, several hundred miles in width, must ever remain an irreclaimable wilderness, intervening between the abodes of civilization, and affording a last refuge to the Indian.
It is rather singular that the title should have been bestowed upon them exclusively, inasmuch as the natives of all this group are irreclaimable cannibals.
Moreover, I was an irreclaimable sentimentalist, and found a subtle charm in an impersonal and spiritual relation which acquaintance might vulgarize and marriage would certainly dispel.
Now, all is utterly irreclaimable and desert; even the lichen cannot adhere to the stony casts of former trees.
Tarzan shook his head and growled; then on and on through the jungle he swung, and the farther he traveled and the more he thought upon his wrongs, the nearer he approached becoming an irreclaimable misogynist.
The object of this excellent Charity is--as all serious people know--to rescue unredeemed fathers' trousers from the pawnbroker, and to prevent their resumption, on the part of the irreclaimable parent, by abridging them immediately to suit the proportions of the innocent son.