incorrigible

  • 1incorrigible — Incorrigible …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 2incorrigible — [ ɛ̃kɔriʒibl ] adj. • 1334; bas lat. incorrigibilis ♦ Qui ne peut être corrigé. 1 ♦ (Personnes) Qui persévère dans ses défauts, ses erreurs. ⇒ entêté, impénitent, indécrottable. Un enfant incorrigible. « les hommes sont incorrigibles et ils ne… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3Incorrigible — In*cor ri*gi*ble, a. [L. incorrigibilis: cf. F. incorrigible. See {In } not, and {Corrigible}.] Not corrigible; incapable of being corrected or amended; bad beyond correction; irreclaimable; as, incorrigible error. Incorrigible fools. Dryden.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4incorrigible — I adjective beyond help, beyond reform, chronic, cureless, hardened, hopeless, impenitent, incapable of correction, incurable, intractable, intransigent, inveterate, irreclaimable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5Incorrigible — In*cor ri*gi*ble, n. One who is incorrigible; a person whose persistent bad behavior cannot be changed; especially, a hardened criminal; as, the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles; incorrigible and disruptive children need to be placed in a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6incorrigible — Incorrigible. adj. de tout genre. Qui ne se peut corriger. Un esprit incorrigible. un enfant incorrigible. les defauts de la nature sont incorrigibles …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7incorrigible — (adj.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. incorrigible (mid 14c.), or directly from L. incorrigibilis not to be corrected, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + corrigibilis, from corrigere to correct (see CORRECT (Cf. correct)). Related:… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8incorrigible — [in kôr′ə jə bəl, inkär′ə jə bəl] adj. [ME incorygibile < OFr < LL incorrigibilis] not corrigible; that cannot be corrected, improved, or reformed, esp. because firmly established, as a habit, or because set in bad habits, as a child n. an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9incorrigible — [adj] bad, hopeless abandoned, beastly, hardened, incurable, intractable, inveterate, irredeemable, irreparable, loser, recidivous, uncorrectable, unreformed, useless, wicked; concept 570 Ant. good, manageable, nice, obedient, reformable …

    New thesaurus

  • 10incorrigible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be corrected or reformed. DERIVATIVES incorrigibility noun incorrigibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin incorrigibilis, from in not + corrigibilis correctable …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11incorrigible — incorrigibility, incorrigibleness, n. incorrigibly, adv. /in kawr i jeuh beuhl, kor /, adj. 1. not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform: incorrigible behavior; an incorrigible liar. 2. impervious to constraints or punishment; willful;… …

    Universalium

  • 12incorrigible — (in ko ri ji bl ) adj. 1°   Qu on ne peut corriger. •   La vieillesse passe pour incorrigible, et moi, messieurs, je crois qu on doit penser à se corriger à cent ans, VOLT. Irène, Lett.. 2°   Il se dit aussi des choses. •   Qui le pourrait croire …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13incorrigible — /ɪnˈkɒrədʒəbəl / (say in koruhjuhbuhl) adjective 1. not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform: an incorrigible liar. 2. impervious to punishment; wilful; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child. 3. firmly fixed; not easily changed: an… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 14INCORRIGIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qu on ne peut corriger. Il se dit surtout Des personnes et de leurs défauts. Un esprit incorrigible. Un enfant incorrigible. Il est incorrigible là dessus. Il n y a guère de défauts qui soient absolument incorrigibles …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15INCORRIGIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qu’on ne peut corriger. Devoir, composition incorrigible. Il se dit surtout des Personnes et de leurs défauts. Un esprit incorrigible. Un enfant incorrigible. Il n’y a guère de défauts qui soient absolument incorrigibles …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 16incorrigible — in|cor|ri|gi|ble [ınˈkɔrıdʒıbəl US ˈko: ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: incorrigibilis, from Latin corrigere to correct ] someone who is incorrigible is bad in a way that cannot be changed or improved often used humorously an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17incorrigible — [[t]ɪnkɒ̱rɪʤəb(ə)l, AM kɔ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ If you tell someone they are incorrigible, you are saying, often in a humorous way, that they have faults which will never change. Sue, you are incorrigible! he said... Gamblers are incorrigible optimists …

    English dictionary

  • 18incorrigible — adjective often humorous someone who is incorrigible is bad in a way that cannot be changed or improved: an incorrigible liar/gambler/rogue etc: Peter, you are an incorrigible flirt! incorrigibly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19incorrigible — in•cor•ri•gi•ble [[t]ɪnˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, ˈkɒr [/t]] adj. 1) bad beyond reform: an incorrigible liar[/ex] 2) unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child[/ex] 3) firmly fixed; not easily changed 4) not easily influenced: an incorrigible… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20Incorrigible — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le terme incorrigible, qui qualifie ce qui ne peut être corrigé, peut renvoyer : Aux incorrigibles, les prisonniers de guerre étrangers pendant la… …

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