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Not remissible; unpardonable: irremissible sins.

ir′re·mis′si·bil′i·ty n.
ir′re·mis′si·bly adv.
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1. unpardonable; inexcusable
2. that must be done, as through duty or obligation
ˌirreˌmissiˈbility, ˌirreˈmissibleness n
ˌirreˈmissibly adv
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