irremediable

adjective
ir·​re·​me·​di·​a·​ble | \ ˌir-i-ˈmē-dē-ə-bəl How to pronounce irremediable (audio) \

Definition of irremediable

: not remediable an irremediable error also : incurable

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Other Words from irremediable

irremediableness noun
irremediably \ ˌir-​i-​ˈmē-​dē-​ə-​blē How to pronounce irremediably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of irremediable in a Sentence

There was an irremediable split between the two sides of the family. the firm belief that no juvenile delinquent is irremediable

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Some of that plurality surely resent the idea of reparations for slavery as a badge of an irremediable damage. George F. Will, The Denver Post, "Will: To beat Trump, Democrats must practice a politics of modesty," 16 June 2019 Some of that plurality surely resent the idea of reparations for slavery as a badge of an irremediable damage. George Will, National Review, "Will Democrats Learn Their Lesson before 2020?," 16 June 2019 Some of that plurality surely resent the idea of reparations for slavery as a badge of an irremediable damage. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: To beat Trump, Democrats must practice a politics of modesty," 16 June 2019 Some of that plurality surely resent the idea of reparations for slavery as a badge of an irremediable damage. George F. Will, The Denver Post, "Will: To beat Trump, Democrats must practice a politics of modesty," 16 June 2019 Some of that plurality surely resent the idea of reparations for slavery as a badge of an irremediable damage. George Will, National Review, "Will Democrats Learn Their Lesson before 2020?," 16 June 2019 Some of that plurality surely resent the idea of reparations for slavery as a badge of an irremediable damage. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: To beat Trump, Democrats must practice a politics of modesty," 16 June 2019 Some of that plurality surely resent the idea of reparations for slavery as a badge of an irremediable damage. George F. Will, The Mercury News, "Will: Democrats must focus on practicality and a sure winner in 2020," 15 June 2019 This encounter, known as the Battle of the Philippine Sea, resulted in complete and irremediable disaster for Imperial Japan, which lost three aircraft carriers and 300 planes under an American onslaught. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘The Pacific War in Color: The Enemy Underground’ Review: War, Vividly Rendered," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of irremediable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irremediable

Middle English, from Latin irremediabilis, from in- + remediabilis remediable

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irremediable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of irremediable

formal : not able to be repaired or corrected

irremediable

adjective
ir·​re·​me·​di·​a·​ble | \ ˌir-i-ˈmēd-ē-ə-bəl How to pronounce irremediable (audio) \

Medical Definition of irremediable

: impossible to remedy or cure

irremediable

adjective
ir·​re·​me·​di·​a·​ble | \ ˌir-rə-ˈmē-dē-ə-bəl How to pronounce irremediable (audio) \

Legal Definition of irremediable

: impossible to remedy, correct, or redress irremediable harm irremediable conduct

Other Words from irremediable

irremediably adverb

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