Definition of irredeemable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪrɪˈdiːməb(ə)l/


1Not able to be saved, improved, or corrected: so many irredeemable mistakes have been made
More example sentences
  • He can drop back down to Austin and tap one of the truly irredeemable die-hards on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
  • He remains curiously aloof and is one of the writer's greatest challenges - a man who can't be reached: unconvinced, irredeemable.
  • But then again, maybe I'm just an irredeemable optimist.
2(Of paper currency) for which the issuing authority does not undertake to pay coin.
Example sentences
  • In auctioning off monetary gold the managers of irredeemable currency are trying, in vain, to buy time to save their tottering regime.
  • The Constitution still prohibits the use of irredeemable currency and synthetic credit.
  • However, it is important to note that the discount on irredeemable currency, although obviously going to 100 percent, is never doing it along a straight line.
2.1(Of securities) on which no date is given for repayment of the capital sum.
Example sentences
  • Pibs are irredeemable shares that pay a fixed rate of interest.
  • Fraught bond negotiations concluded with the trustees selling 7.3 per cent thirty-year irredeemable gold bonds.



Pronunciation: /ɪrɪdiːməˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Capitalist Realism insists on the irredeemability of human beings, the impossibility of Justice, the inevitability of corruption…
  • The rising specter of irredeemability is stalking us.


Pronunciation: /ˌɪrɪˈdiːməbli/
Example sentences
  • Perhaps men are irredeemably sexist.
  • Each has been corrupted by its occupation and seen its reputation irredeemably tarnished by the harsh, repressive and trigger-happy behaviour of its soldiers.
  • Relying as they must on our current ideas of what is true, important, and right, our judgments about progress can begin to appear irredeemably parochial.

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