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Definition of "incorrigible" []

  • Incapable of being corrected or reformed: an incorrigible criminal. (adjective)
  • Firmly rooted; ineradicable: incorrigible faults. (adjective)
  • Difficult or impossible to control or manage: an incorrigible, spoiled child. (adjective)
  • One that cannot be corrected or reformed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "incorrigible" in a sentence
  • "Anna Penrhys knew him, and treacherously revealed some of the enemy's secrets, notably concerning what he termed our incorrigible turn for bribery."
  • "He has often lamented, with tears, what he called my incorrigible depravity, and encouraged himself to perseverance by the notion of the ruin that would inevitably overtake me if I were allowed to persist in my present career."
  • "An incorrigible is a terrible human being — at least such is the connotation of "incorrigible" in prison psychology."