in-corrigibly

incorrigible

[in-kawr-i-juh-buhl, -kor-]
adjective
1.
not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform: incorrigible behavior; an incorrigible liar.
2.
impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child; incorrigible hair.
3.
firmly fixed; not easily changed: an incorrigible habit.
4.
not easily swayed or influenced: an incorrigible optimist.
noun
5.
a person who is incorrigible.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Latin incorrigibilis. See in-3, corrigible

incorrigibility, incorrigibleness, noun
incorrigibly, adverb
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incorrigible (ɪnˈkɒrɪdʒəbəl)
 
adj
1.  beyond correction, reform, or alteration
2.  firmly rooted; ineradicable
3.  philosophy Compare defeasible (of a belief) having the property that whoever honestly believes it cannot be mistaken
 
n
4.  a person or animal that is incorrigible
 
incorrigi'bility
 
n
 
in'corrigibleness
 
n
 
in'corrigibly
 
adv

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incorrigible
mid-14c., from O.Fr. incorrigible (mid-14c.), or directly from L. incorrigibilis "not to be corrected," from in- "not" + corrigere "to correct" (see correct).
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