incorrigible


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in·cor·ri·gi·ble

 (ĭn-kôr′ĭ-jə-bəl, -kŏr′-)
adj.
1. Incapable of being corrected or reformed: an incorrigible criminal.
2. Firmly rooted; ineradicable: incorrigible faults.
3. Difficult or impossible to control or manage: an incorrigible, spoiled child.
n.
One that cannot be corrected or reformed.

[Middle English, from Latin incorrigibilis : in-, not; see in-1 + corrigere, to correct; see correct.]

in·cor′ri·gi·bil′i·ty, in·cor′ri·gi·ble·ness n.
in·cor′ri·gi·bly adv.

incorrigible

(ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəbəl)
adj
1. beyond correction, reform, or alteration
2. firmly rooted; ineradicable
3. (Philosophy) philosophy (of a belief) having the property that whoever honestly believes it cannot be mistaken. Compare defeasible
n
a person or animal that is incorrigible
inˌcorrigiˈbility, inˈcorrigibleness n
inˈcorrigibly adv

in•cor•ri•gi•ble

(ɪnˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, -ˈkɒr-)

adj.
1. bad beyond reform: an incorrigible liar.
2. unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child.
3. firmly fixed; not easily changed.
4. not easily influenced: an incorrigible optimist.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin incorrigibilis]
in•cor`ri•gi•bil′i•ty, in•cor′ri•gi•ble•ness, n.
in•cor′ri•gi•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incorrigible - impervious to correction by punishment
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
corrigible - capable of being corrected or set right; "a corrigible defect"; "a corrigible prisoner"

incorrigible

adjective incurable, hardened, hopeless, intractable, inveterate, unreformed, irredeemable Gamblers are incorrigible optimists.
Translations
غَيْر قابِل للإصْلاح
nenapravitelný
uforbederlig
javíthatatlan
óbetranlegur
nepataisomas
nelabojams
düzelmezyola gelmez

incorrigible

[ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəbl] ADJ [womaniser, optimist] → incorregible, sin remedio
you're incorrigible!¡eres incorregible!, ¡no tienes remedio!

incorrigible

[ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəbəl] adjincorrigible

incorrigible

incorrigible

[ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəbl] adjincorreggibile

incorrigible

(inˈkoridʒəbl) adjective
too bad to be corrected or improved.
References in classic literature ?
As to me--will you never understand that I am incorrigible?"
"It is the incorrigible vanity of the man which will not be denied.
An incorrigible mankind hardens its heart in the progress of its own perfectability.
Having been challenged by the blacksmith, in a spirit of banter, to attempt the breaking of a certain incorrigible colt, he succeeded so signally as to earn quite a reputation as a horse-breaker.
With that answer the incorrigible Major kissed the tips of his fingers to us and walked out.
He deemed my fears for Arthur disproportioned to the circumstances, and opposed so many objections to my plan, and devised so many milder methods for ameliorating my condition, that I was obliged to enter into further details to convince him that my husband was utterly incorrigible, and that nothing could persuade him to give up his son, whatever became of me, he being as fully determined the child should not leave him, as I was not to leave the child; and that, in fact, nothing would answer but this, unless I fled the country, as I had intended before.
Once, when just from college, and when Horrocks the butler brought him a letter without placing it previously on a tray, he gave that domestic a look, and administered to him a speech so cutting, that Horrocks ever after trembled before him; the whole household bowed to him: Lady Crawley's curl-papers came off earlier when he was at home: Sir Pitt's muddy gaiters disappeared; and if that incorrigible old man still adhered to other old habits, he never fuddled himself with rum-and-water in his son's presence, and only talked to his servants in a very reserved and polite manner; and those persons remarked that Sir Pitt never swore at Lady Crawley while his son was in the room.
Finding her quite incorrigible in this respect, Emma suffered her to depart; but not before she had confided to her that important and never-sufficiently-to-be-taken- care-of answer, and endowed her moreover with a pretty little bracelet as a keepsake.
Giles's Church, London, under the direction of a drunken cripple, who was a convicted thief, and an incorrigible vagrant.
Haveby, the island manager of the Moongleam Soap Company, who adjudged him an incorrigible. The Company had plantations on the Santa Cruz Islands, hundreds of miles across the sea, and there it sent its Solomon Islands' incorrigibles.
We never shall be rich, and Plumfield may burn up any night, for that incorrigible Tommy Bangs will smoke sweet-fern cigars under the bed-clothes, though he's set himself afire three times already.
Almost in the same breath, a strain of gallantry which was incorrigible in him, and to which his humor and his tenderness to women whom he liked gave variety and charm, would supervene upon his seriousness with a rapidity which her far less flexible temperament could not follow.