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
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No man who has heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably depraved," quipped the Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle, using humor to praise that ability of practically the only species that can laugh--humans.
Perhaps the phrase evolved from a line by Thomas Carlyle around 1833: "No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.