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1. Being such that a cure is impossible; not curable: an incurable disease.
2. Incapable of being altered, as in disposition or habits: an incurable optimist; an incurable smoker.

in·cur′a·bil′i·ty n.
in·cur′a·ble n.
in·cur′a·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incurability - incapability of being cured or healed
characteristic - a distinguishing quality
curability, curableness - capability of being cured or healed
2.incurability - incapability of being altered in disposition or habits; "the incurability of his optimism"
unalterability - the quality of not being alterable
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After a protracted and potentially dangerous treatment with chemotherapy, surgery and/or radiotherapy, the breaking of news of incurability of cancer is catastrophic, not only for the despairing patient, but also for the expectant family.
Introduction of treatment was a useful point of comparison since research has shown that fears about the incurability of leprosy in Brazil was a big factor in stigmatisation of patients.
He is now suffering from mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs, notorious for its slowness to develop and incurability.
The local recurrence rate ranges up to 85% in several series of these tumors, the recurrence being a serious sign of incurability.
This death sentence can be determined by multiple factors: atrocious moral pain, feeling of incurability, delirious ideas of self-accusation and guilt, prospective hallucination.
Q]uite often, at least once every few months, he visits his sick friend but Schneider frowns and shakes his head; he hints at a complete derangement of the mental organs; he does not yet speak in the affirmative of incurability, but permits himself the most melancholy allusions.
The fact that it postponed the dreaded diagnosis of incurability probably explains the attractiveness of this version for patients as well as for surgeons.
16) In 1515, Leo issued a bill supporting the founding of a new hospital in Rome for treating syphilis, one of the so-called religious Incurability set up to heal patients--while purifying their souls.
The stories were composed according to a four within-subject factor design: Type of suffering x Incurability x Request x Age, 2 x 2 x 3 x 3.
Because of its prevalence in our society, the damage and havoc it wreaks, and the mystery of its incurability, chemical addiction is associated with "subjects of deepest dread" in twentieth-century neoliberal life: weakness, dependency, loss of control, bad choice-making, and, I argue, femininity.
The notoriety and incurability of African religiosity has been taken to a very high level that all aspects of life--cosmic and super-sensible--are explained in religious terms.