Word of the Day: incorrigible

in·cor·ri·gi·ble adjective \(ˌ)in-ˈkr-ə-jə-bəl, –ˈkär-\: not able to be corrected or changed

Full Definition of INCORRIGIBLE

:  incapable of being corrected or amended: as

a (1) :  not reformable :  depraved (2) :  delinquent

b :  not manageable :  unruly

c :  unalterable, inveterate

in·cor·ri·gi·bil·i·ty noun
incorrigible noun
in·cor·ri·gi·ble·ness noun
in·cor·ri·gi·bly adverb

Related to INCORRIGIBLE

Synonyms
hopeless, incurable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable, irretrievable, unrecoverable, unredeemable
Antonyms
curable, reclaimable, recoverable, redeemable, reformable, remediable, retrievable, savable (or saveable)
Related Words
irreparable, irreversible, uncorrectable; unencouraging, unpromising; impenitent, unreformed, unregenerate, unrepentant
Near Antonyms
reversible; encouraging, promising; penitent, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, sorry; correctable, fixable, rectifiable, repairable, reparable, salvable, salvageable

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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5 thoughts on “Word of the Day: incorrigible”

    1. I was going to say, “I wonder who calls you that?” as if I didn’t know, but she beat me to it. NaNo’s keeping me pretty busy. Hope you two little love birds are doing well 🙂

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