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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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 And so as another immigration crisis of his own making smoldered this past week, critics inside and outside Trump's party predicted another devastating, irremediable low point in his presidency. Jeremy W. Peters, Anchorage Daily News, "Numb to outrage, Republican voters feel a deepening bond to Trump," 24 June 2018 And so as another immigration crisis of his own making smoldered this past week, critics inside and outside Trump’s party predicted another devastating, irremediable low point in his presidency. Jeremy W. Peters, BostonGlobe.com, "Republican voters feel a deepening bond to Trump," 24 June 2018 And so as another immigration crisis of his own making smoldered this past week, critics inside and outside Mr. Trump’s party predicted another devastating, irremediable low point in his presidency. Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times, "As Critics Assail Trump, His Supporters Dig In Deeper," 23 June 2018 Society must educate our youth before the ravages of drugs become irremediable. WSJ, "Legalizing Marijuana: The Pros and Cons," 20 June 2018 And there follows then a letter that is full of its radical, irremediable, irredeemable flaws. Evgenia Peretz, vanityfair.com, "How Nan Talese Blazed Her Pioneering Path through the Publishing Boys’ Club," 29 Mar. 2017 And there follows then a letter that is full of its radical, irremediable, irredeemable flaws. Evgenia Peretz, vanityfair.com, "How Nan Talese Blazed Her Pioneering Path through the Publishing Boys’ Club," 29 Mar. 2017 And there follows then a letter that is full of its radical, irremediable, irredeemable flaws. Evgenia Peretz, vanityfair.com, "How Nan Talese Blazed Her Pioneering Path through the Publishing Boys’ Club," 29 Mar. 2017

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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

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irremediably adverb

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