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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