Definition of irredeemable in English:

irredeemable

Line breaks: ir|re¦deem|able
Pronunciation: /ɪrɪˈdiːməb(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • 1Not able to be saved, improved, or corrected: so many irredeemable mistakes have been made
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

irredeemability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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  • 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.

irredeemably

adverb
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  • 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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