Definition of irreclaimable in English:


Line breaks: ir|re¦claim|able
Pronunciation: /ɪrɪˈkleɪməb(ə)l


  • Not able to be reclaimed or reformed.
    More example sentences
    • It would be hackneyed if I say that death is something very sad and irreclaimable.
    • No impulse in man is irreclaimable; nothing human is doomed to destruction.
    • With all his savagery, he was not half so savage, so unclean, so irreclaimable, as the tenant of a tenement in an East London slum.



More example sentences
  • ‘The oppressed,’ snarled Bierce, ‘are dirty, vicious, and irreclaimably ignorant.’
  • No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
  • The Monsignor described the Abbey as a little corner of England which is irreclaimably French.

More definitions of irreclaimable

Definition of irreclaimable in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space