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Meaning of INCORRIGIBLE

Pronunciation:  in'korijubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  impervious to correction by punishment
 

INCORRIGIBLE is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: delinquent, depraved, uncontrollable, uncorrectable, unmanageable, unreformable, unregenerate
 
 Antonyms: corrigible
 
 See Also: disobedient

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \In*cor"ri*gi*ble\, n.
    One who is corrigible; especially, a hardened criminal; as,
    the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles.
    
    
    
    
 
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