irreparable


ir·rep·a·ra·ble

adjective \i-ˈre-p(ə-)rə-bəl, ˌi(r)- also ÷ˌir-(r)ə-ˈper-ə-bəl\

: too bad to be corrected or repaired

Full Definition of IRREPARABLE

:  not reparable :  irremediable <irreparable damage>
ir·rep·a·ra·ble·ness noun
ir·rep·a·ra·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of IRREPARABLE

  1. The oil spill did irreparable harm to the bay.
  2. The damage to their relationship was irreparable.

Origin of IRREPARABLE

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin irreparabilis, from in- + reparabilis reparable
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with IRREPARABLE

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: irrepatriable
Previous Word in the Dictionary: irrepairable
All Words Near: irreparable

Seen & Heard

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