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Tuesday word: Incorrigible

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Incorrigible (adjective, noun)
in·cor·ri·gi·ble [in-kawr-i-juh-buhl, -kor-]


adjective
1. not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform: incorrigible behavior; an incorrigible liar.
2. impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child; incorrigible hair.
3. firmly fixed; not easily changed: an incorrigible habit.
4. not easily swayed or influenced: an incorrigible optimist.

noun
5. a person who is incorrigible.

OTHER WORDS FROM INCORRIGIBLE
in·cor·ri·gi·bil·i·ty, in·cor·ri·gi·ble·ness, noun
in·cor·ri·gi·bly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO INCORRIGIBLE
hardened, abandoned, beastly, incurable, intractable, inveterate, irreparable, loser, useless, wicked, irredeemable, recidivous, unreformed

SEE SYNONYMS FOR incorrigible ON THESAURUS.COM


Origin: 1300–50; Middle English < Latin incorrigibilis. See in- , corrigible

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR INCORRIGIBLE
But there were also many times when either Palmer or Weaver could have written the other off as an incorrigible pain in the ass.
WILL THE REAL JIM PALMER PLEASE STAND UP|TOM BOSWELL|SEPTEMBER 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST

And Anthony Hopkins as Noah's hammy 969-year-old grandpa, Methuselah, who was apparently an incorrigible berry addict.
‘NOAH’ REVIEW: AN AMBITIOUS, FLAWED BIBLICAL TALE THAT YOU HAVE TO SEE|ANDREW ROMANO|MARCH 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST

“I gotta tell you, you guys in the press are incorrigible,” the president said.
HILLARY CLINTON AND BARACK OBAMA’S LOVEFEST ON ‘60 MINUTES’|LAUREN ASHBURN|JANUARY 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Despite his nebbishy demeanor, the Senate majority leader is an incorrigible junkyard dog.
WHY HARRY REID’S MORMON SLUR MAY BE GOOD FOR THE CHURCH|MICHELLE COTTLE|SEPTEMBER 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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