Definition of irremediable in English:


Line breaks: ir|re¦me¦di|able
Pronunciation: /ˌɪrɪˈmiːdɪəb(ə)l


  • Impossible to cure or put right: irremediable marital breakdowns
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    • The harm caused by homicide is absolutely irremediable, whereas the harm caused by many other crimes is remediable to a degree.
    • The extinction of animals and plant species and the depletion of non-renewable resources are irremediable crimes.
    • If they doubt that, their doubt is irremediable.



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  • But it is irremediably confused and confusing.
  • Others say that real art there was impossible, that it was irremediably contaminated by the propagandistic powers of socialism.
  • ICON is a word that has irremediably lost its original meaning.


late Middle English: from Latin irremediabilis, from in- 'not' + remediabilis 'curable' (from remedium 'remedy').

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