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incurable

adjective 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 nervous system.

incurable adjective (PERSONALITY)

[usually before noun] used to say that someone 's personality type does not change or cannot be changed: an incurable romantic/optimist/pessimist
incurably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
She was told that she was incurably ill. He's incurably cheerful.
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