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incorrigible

incorrigible

4 definitions found
 for incorrigible
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incorrigible \In*cor"ri*gi*ble\, a. [L. incorrigibilis: cf. F.
     incorrigible. See In- not, and Corrigible.]
     Not corrigible; incapable of being corrected or amended; bad
     beyond correction; irreclaimable; as, incorrigible error.
     "Incorrigible fools." --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incorrigible \In*cor"ri*gi*ble\, n.
     One who is incorrigible; a person whose persistent bad
     behavior cannot be changed; especially, a hardened criminal;
     as, the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles; incorrigible
     and disruptive children need to be placed in a separate
     classroom.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  incorrigible
      adj 1: impervious to correction by punishment [ant:
             corrigible]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "incorrigible":
     bad, beyond control, beyond recall, beyond remedy, breachy,
     chronic, confirmed, contumacious, cureless, deep-dyed, deep-fixed,
     deep-rooted, deep-seated, deep-set, deep-settled, defiant,
     dyed-in-the-wool, established, fast, fixed, fractious, gone,
     graceless, habitual, hardened, hopeless, immedicable, implanted,
     inculcated, incurable, indocile, indomitable, infixed, inflexible,
     ingrained, inoperable, instilled, insuppressible, intractable,
     inveterate, irreclaimable, irrecoverable, irredeemable,
     irreformable, irremediable, irreparable, irrepressible,
     irretrievable, irreversible, irrevocable, long-established, lost,
     naughty, obdurate, obstreperous, out of hand, past hope,
     past praying for, recalcitrant, refractory, remediless, resistant,
     resisting, restive, rooted, ruined, set, settled, settled in habit,
     shrewish, shriftless, sinful, stubborn, terminal, thorough,
     unalterable, unbiddable, unchangeable, uncontrollable, undone,
     ungovernable, unmalleable, unmanageable, unmitigable, unmoldable,
     unredeemable, unregenerate, unrelievable, unruly, unsalvable,
     unsalvageable, unsubmissive, villainous, wicked, wild