irremediable


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ir·re·me·di·a·ble

 (ĭr′ĭ-mē′dē-ə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to remedy, correct, or repair; incurable or irreparable: irremediable errors in judgment.

ir′re·me′di·a·bly adv.

irremediable

(ˌɪrɪˈmiːdɪəbəl)
adj
not able to be remedied; incurable or irreparable
ˌirreˈmediableness n
ˌirreˈmediably adv

ir•re•me•di•a•ble

(ˌɪr ɪˈmi di ə bəl)

adj.
not admitting of remedy, cure, or repair.
[1540–50; < Latin]
ir`re•me′di•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irremediable - impossible to remedy or correct or redress; "an irremediable error"; "irremediable defects of character"
remediable - capable of being remedied or redressed ; "remediable problems"; "a remediable setback"; "not a crime but only a remediable blunder"

irremediable

adjective incurable, hopeless, irreversible, final, terminal, fatal, deadly, mortal, irreparable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, beyond redress His memory suffered irremediable damage.

irremediable

adjective
Offering no hope or expectation of improvement:
Translations

irremediable

[ˌɪrɪˈmiːdɪəbl] ADJirremediable

irremediable

[ˌɪrɪˈmiːdiəbəl] adj (= irreparable) → irrémédiable

irremediable

adj character defects, errorsnicht behebbar; damagenicht wiedergutzumachen pred, → nicht wiedergutzumachend attr; situationnicht mehr zu retten predor rettend attr

irremediable

[ˌɪrɪˈmiːdɪəbl] adj (frm) → irreparabile
References in classic literature ?
The next moment the heavy implement was raised aloft; the next, there was a crash and a squall, and the cat was off on three legs to meet an engagement; Roxy would arrive just as the lamp or a window went to irremediable smash.
She paused over it for some time with indignant astonishment; then read it again and again; but every perusal only served to increase her abhorrence of the man, and so bitter were her feelings against him, that she dared not trust herself to speak, lest she might wound Marianne still deeper by treating their disengagement, not as a loss to her of any possible good but as an escape from the worst and most irremediable of all evils, a connection, for life, with an unprincipled man, as a deliverance the most real, a blessing the most important.
Hardly four months had passed since the wedding-day at Aldborough, and the penalty for that day was paid already -- paid in unavailing remorse, in hopeless isolation, in irremediable defeat
One other little circumstance connected with Miss Dartle I must not omit; for I had reason to remember it thereafter, when all the irremediable past was rendered plain.
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
Let us no less admire the candor with which they relinquished it, upon discovering its irremediable inefficacy.
I will, then, wait until the last moment, and when my misery is certain, irremediable, hopeless, I will write a confidential letter to my brother-in-law, another to the prefect of police, to acquaint them with my intention, and at the corner of some wood, on the brink of some abyss, on the bank of some river, I will put an end to my existence, as certainly as I am the son of the most honest man who ever lived in France.
Elizabeth, particularly, who knew that her mother owed to the latter the preservation of her favourite daughter from irremediable infamy, was hurt and distressed to a most painful degree by a distinction so ill applied.
But obviously tactics, which are so much at the mercy of irremediable accident, must seem to a modern seaman a poor matter of study.
It was his large-hearted indulgence that made him ignore his mother's hardness towards her daughters, which was the more striking from its contrast with her doting fondness towards himself; he held it no virtue to frown at irremediable faults.
I have heard many noises since, but nothing that gave me such an intimate impression of the savage instincts hidden in the breast of mankind; these yells of festivity suggested agonizing fear, rage of murder, ferocity of lust, and the irremediable joylessness of human condition: yet they were emitted by people who were convinced that they were amusing themselves supremely, traditionally, with the sanction of ages, with the approval of their conscience - and no mistake about it whatever
He stood as opposed to Captain Wentworth, in all his own unwelcome obtrusiveness; and the evil of his attentions last night, the irremediable mischief he might have done, was considered with sensations unqualified, unperplexed.