incorrigible Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “incorrigible” in the English Dictionary

"incorrigible" in British English

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uk   /ɪnˈkɒr.ɪ.dʒə.bl̩/  us   /-ˈkɔːr-/ mainly humorous
An incorrigible ​person or incorrigible ​behaviour is ​bad and ​impossible to ​change or ​improve: an incorrigible liar/​rogue
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
(Definition of incorrigible from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incorrigible" in American English

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incorrigibleadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈkɔr·ɪ·dʒə·bəl, -ˈkɑr-/
(of ​people and ​theirbehavior) ​impossible to ​improve or ​correct: an incorrigible ​liar
(Definition of incorrigible from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “incorrigible”
in Spanish incorregible…
in Vietnamese không thể sửa được…
in Malaysian tidak dapat diperbaiki…
in Thai ซึ่งไม่สามารถแก้ไขได้…
in French incorrigible…
in German unverbesserlich…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不可救药的…
in Turkish düzelmez, iflah olmaz, adam olmaz…
in Russian неисправимый…
in Indonesian sulit diperbaiki…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無可救藥的…
in Polish niepoprawny…
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