Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

irredeemable

play
adjective ir·re·deem·able \ˌir-i-ˈdē-mə-bəl\

Simple Definition of irredeemable

  • : not able to be saved, helped, or made better

Full Definition of irredeemable

  1. 1 :  not redeemable: as a :  not terminable by payment of the principal <irredeemable bond> b :  inconvertible a

  2. 2 :  being beyond remedy :  hopeless <irredeemable mistakes>

ir·re·deem·ably play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of irredeemable

  1. She does not believe that anyone is completely irredeemable.

  2. Without intervention, the country could fall into irredeemable chaos.



1609

First Known Use of irredeemable

1609


IRREDEEMABLE Defined for Kids

irredeemable

play
adjective ir·re·deem·able \ˌir-i-ˈdē-mə-bəl\

Definition of irredeemable

  1. :  impossible to save or help <an irredeemable gambler>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up irredeemable? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ