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English definition of “incurable”


adjective [usually before noun] (PERSONALITY)    /ɪnˈkjʊə.rə.bl̩/ US  /-ˈkjʊr.ə-/
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     /-bli/ adverb She was told that she was incurably ill. He's incurably cheerful.Disease and illness - general words
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