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Pronunciation:  in'korijubul

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[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
  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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