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incorrigible

incorrigible


in·cor·ri·gi·ble  (n-kôr-j-bl, -kr-)
adj.
1. Incapable of being corrected or reformed: an incorrigible criminal.
2. Firmly rooted; ineradicable: incorrigible faults.
3. Difficult or impossible to control or manage: an incorrigible, spoiled child.
n.
One that cannot be corrected or reformed.

[Middle English, from Latin incorrigibilis : in-, not; see in-1 + corrigere, to correct; see correct.]

in·corri·gi·bili·ty, in·corri·gi·ble·ness n.
in·corri·gi·bly adv.


incorrigible  /nkrdbl, kr/  adj. not able to behave correctly, always bad: Some criminals are incorrigible and will be in jail all their lives. incorrigible

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