irredeemable


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ir·re·deem·a·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-dē′mə-bəl)
adj.
1. That cannot be bought back or paid off: an irredeemable annuity.
2. Not convertible into coin.
3. Impossible to remedy: irredeemable losses.
4. Impossible to redeem or reform: an irredeemable evil.

ir′re·deem′a·bly adv.

irredeemable

(ˌɪrɪˈdiːməbəl)
adj
1. (Banking & Finance) (of bonds, debentures, shares, etc) without a date of redemption of capital; incapable of being bought back directly or paid off
2. (Banking & Finance) (of paper money) not convertible into specie
3. (of a sinner) not able to be saved or reformed
4. (of a loss) not able to be recovered; irretrievable
5. not able to be improved or rectified; irreparable
ˌirreˌdeemaˈbility, ˌirreˈdeemableness n
ˌirreˈdeemably adv

ir•re•deem•a•ble

(ˌɪr ɪˈdi mə bəl)

adj.
1. not redeemable; incapable of being bought back or paid off.
2. irremediable; irreparable; hopeless.
3. being beyond redemption: an irredeemable villain.
4. (of paper money) not convertible into gold or silver.
[1600–10]
ir`re•deem`a•bil′i•ty, ir`re•deem′a•ble•ness, n.
ir`re•deem′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irredeemable - insusceptible of reformirredeemable - insusceptible of reform; "vicious irreclaimable boys"; "irredeemable sinners"
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
2.irredeemable - (of paper money) not convertible into coin at the pleasure of the holder
inconvertible, unconvertible, unexchangeable - used especially of currencies; incapable of being exchanged for or replaced by another currency of equal value
Translations

irredeemable

[ˌɪrɪˈdiːməbl] ADJirredimible (Fin) → perpetuo, no amortizable

irredeemable

[ˌɪrɪˈdiːməbəl] adj
[fault] → inexpiable; [offender] → irrécupérable
(= hopeless) [situation] → irrécupérable
(COMMERCE)non remboursable

irredeemable

adj
currency, pawned objectnicht einlösbar; bondsunkündbar, untilgbar; annuity, debtnicht ablösbar
(fig) sinner(rettungslos) verloren; lossunwiederbringlich; transgressionunverzeihlich

irredeemable

[ˌɪrɪˈdiːməbl] adj
a. (failing) → incorreggibile; (selfishness) → assoluto/a
b. (Comm) → irredimibile
References in classic literature ?
An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all.
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Pastors and college students, the elderly and the young, have confided in me that they feel worthless--as if they have made an irredeemable mess of their lives.
But she has stood firm on her resolve to curtail charcoal production and sand harvesting, citing irredeemable environmental damage the activities cause.
The government needs to address these issues before they reach an irredeemable threshold.
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They work like bullocks in their own land and go down in life under the burden of irredeemable debts.
Represented by the Southwest Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, the director general, NEMA enjoined the returnees to join hands with various government agencies to unravel the identity of the ringleaders who have been deceiving and misleading 'our youths into this regrettable sojourn that many of the victims have led to irredeemable losses.
Recording a conclusion of death by natural causes, coroner Karen Dilks said: "Kiana had suffered an acute and rapidly progressing attack which was irredeemable in less than six minutes of her call at 1.
We humbly pray to Allah Almighty for His forgiveness and blessings for the departed soul and to confer strength on the bereaved family members, friends and well-wishers in overcoming the shock of the tragedy of an irredeemable loss (Amen).
Brown, of the Left Banke, channeled Dante in "Walk Away Renee," with its story of unrequited, irredeemable love that nonetheless provided a deep source of inspiration.
Not until the 1990s and the end of the Cold War was it permissible to speak publicly about the Allied bombing of German cities during World War II, says Crew, about the 300-400,000 Germans--mostly women, children, and old people--who were killed, and about the irredeemable loss of architectural treasure and cultural heritage.