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 (ĭn-kôr′ĭ-jə-bəl, -kŏr′-)
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.
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.
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[ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəblɪ] ADVincorregiblemente
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advunverbesserlich; to be incorrigibly romantic/optimisticein unverbesserlicher Romantiker/Optimist sein
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References in classic literature ?
"You are to take it," she said, "as expressing my conviction that I saddled myself with the charge of an incorrigibly heartless, obstinate and perverse girl, when I undertook the care of Blanche."
The introduction of firearms has rendered them more successful hunters, but at the same time, more formidable foes; some of them, incorrigibly savage and warlike in their nature, have found the expeditions of the fur traders grand objects of profitable adventure.
He was not a dunce, but an "incorrigibly idle imp," and in spite of his lameness he was better at games than at lessons.
My younger brother, the terse and incorrigibly unsympathetic two-paragraph letter had volunteered, had been missing in action in the Sierra-Leonean war.
It is high time for the incorrigibly corrupt and hardcore criminals to submit to the will of the Almighty, repent their sins and stop being a stumbling block in front of a deluge that is more Divine than a mere human doing.
Vitriolic denouncements of Africans as incorrigibly inferior continues to persist in the sanctioning of exploitation.
This time, use your line-item veto power over the 2019 appropriations measure by removing all the 'pork' inserted by lawmakers who are incorrigibly insatiable and simply 'beyond redemption.''
The strategy was masterminded by Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, an incorrigibly bloody-minded cold warrior whose primary concern was to humiliate the Soviet Union by luring its forces into an unwinnable war.
May claims the deal 'delivers for the whole country' when it involves abandoning EU mechanisms that have delivered the most generous regional assistance Wales has ever seen, in favour of a 'Shared Prosperity Fund' of indeterminate size and effect and in the control of a UK Government whose instincts are incorrigibly centralist.
Asking aloud of herself, "Am I religious?" she answers: "Yes, incorrigibly, by temperament, if you mean susceptible to the music, the rituals, the daring leaps of imagination and metaphor so often found in music, poems, liturgies, rituals and stories--not only those that are Christian." She continues to clarify: "Like most people, I used to think that religion was primarily a matter of 'what you believe.' But I've had to abandon that assumption seeing how the particular circumstances of Christianity's origin led certain leaders to equate 'true religion' with a set of beliefs, especially since the fourth century...."
The authorities are incorrigibly venal, and one's ability to get ahead in life is entirely reliant on one's connections.
Meanwhile, the Democrats and the "progressive" left dwell close to the same decibel level, screaming incorrigibly about grievance -- racism and sexism are only the two major complaints.