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English definition of “incurable”

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.Disease and illness - general words

incurable adjective (PERSONALITY)

[usually before noun] describes someone whose personality type does not change or cannot be changed: an incurable romantic/optimist/pessimistNot able to be changedKeeping and staying the same
incurably
adverb uk   /-bli/ us  
She was told that she was incurably ill. He's incurably cheerful.Disease and illness - general words
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