cor·​ri·​gi·​ble ˈkȯr-ə-jə-bəl How to pronounce corrigible (audio)
: capable of being set right : reparable
a corrigible defect
corrigibility noun

Examples of corrigible in a Sentence

there are corrigible lapses in the author's grammar, but nothing that a good editor cannot readily fix

Word History


Middle English, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corrigible was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Corrigible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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