incurable Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “incurable” in the English Dictionary

"incurable" in British English

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uk   /ɪnˈkjʊə.rə.bl̩/  us   /-ˈkjʊr.ə-/

incurable adjective (DISEASE)

C2 not ​able to be ​cured: Parkinson's ​disease is a ​debilitating and incurable disease of the ​nervoussystem.

incurable adjective (PERSONALITY)

[usually before noun] used to say that someone 's ​personalitytype does not ​change or cannot be ​changed: an incurable ​romantic/​optimist/​pessimist
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
She was told that she was incurably ill. He's incurably ​cheerful.
(Definition of incurable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incurable" in American English

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incurableadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈkjʊr·ə·bəl/
not ​able to be ​cured: Before ​antibiotics the ​disease was incurable. If you ​describe someone as incurable, you ​mean that nothing that ​happens can ​change something about the ​person: Marjorie is an incurable ​optimist.
(Definition of incurable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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