unreformable


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unreformable

(ˌʌnrɪˈfɔːməbəl)
adj
1. (Law) not able to be reformed or reclaimed
2. not able to be reformed, altered, or improved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unreformable - insusceptible of reformunreformable - insusceptible of reform; "vicious irreclaimable boys"; "irredeemable sinners"
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
2.unreformable - unrepentant and incapable of being reformed; "an unregenerate criminal"
incorrigible - impervious to correction by punishment
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No-one really expected that the House would not play a huge role over any departure from the entirely unreformable EU machine which is increasingly under pressure from most member nations, all of which have observed what has been done to the people of Greece aside their wretched politicians who haven't explained to them why their only sanctuary was always to abandon the Euro and restablish their fiscal sovereignity.
(169) Others have called the program "unreformable" and have called for its outright abolition." (170)
So-called Ukraine fatigue--that is, growing disillusion with and disengagement from a supposedly "unreformable" Ukraine--has happened before in the latter stages of three Ukrainian presidents (Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma, and Viktor Yushchenko) and in the early stages of Yanukovych's rule.
(74) In 1990, Malia (under the pseudonym "Z") caused a sensation by arguing that the Soviet system was unreformable. (75) (Malia annoyed several colleagues with his insistent denials despite compelling evidence that he was the author.) In 1994, he developed this idea further in The Soviet Tragedy.
Far from winning converts to the Remain cause, the measures may have cemented the conviction of many that the EU is unreformable.
The prison may ultimately be an unreformable institution, because every attempt at reform ends up being subsumed under the carceral logic, thus contributing to make it more compatible with changing cultural sensibilities and politico-economic arrangements and further entrenching the hold of the carceral state onto the fabric of society.
As beneficiaries of our democratic system, they now have the brass neck to urge us to vote away our democracy to an undemocratic EU that is corrupt, inept, untrustworthy, hopelessly inefficient, unreformable and not far from bankruptcy.
"France is obviously not unreformable," Schaeuble told journalists.
Unfortunately he came back with nothing, and somehow his view of the unreformed (and clearly unreformable in the light of his experience) EU changed completely.
At its core, capitalism is unreformable. The only hope is to destroy it, sweep away the rubble and then build an alternative.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Reforming the unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria.
Summary: Does the policy-light start to Buhari's presidency suggest that he's "reforming the unreformable" or just dodging political difficulties?