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irredeemable

[ir-i-dee-muh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈdi mə bəl/
adjective
1.
not redeemable; incapable of being bought back or paid off.
2.
irremediable; irreparable; hopeless.
3.
beyond redemption; irreclaimable.
4.
(of paper money) not convertible into gold or silver.
Origin of irredeemable
1600-1610
1600-10; ir-2 + redeemable
Related forms
irredeemability, irredeemableness, noun
irredeemably, adverb
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  • No, for he was disgraced; absolutely, irredeemably, atrociously disgraced.

    The Divine Fire May Sinclair
  • Here was one half of the evidence in Lexman's favour gone, irredeemably.

  • Thou forgett'st the daring Italian, without whose coolness and skill we must indeed have irredeemably perished.

    The Headsman James Fenimore Cooper
  • The average is higher among them, and they are not so irredeemably uninteresting.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • Bad every inch of him, hopelessly, irredeemably bad was this mountain of humanity.

    Where the Trail Divides Will Lillibridge
  • It is only a complete absence of the moral faculty which is irredeemably bad.

    Hours in a Library Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for irredeemably

irredeemable

/ˌɪrɪˈdiːməbəl/
adjective
1.
(of bonds, debentures, shares, etc) without a date of redemption of capital; incapable of being bought back directly or paid off
2.
(of paper money) not convertible into specie
3.
(of a sinner) not able to be saved or reformed
4.
(of a loss) not able to be recovered; irretrievable
5.
not able to be improved or rectified; irreparable
Derived Forms
irredeemability, irredeemableness, noun
irredeemably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irredeemably

irredeemable

adj.

c.1600, from assimilated form of in- (1) "not, opposite of" + redeemable. Related: Irredeemably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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