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Definition unresponsive to correction (even by punishment)
  • She was declared an incorrigible delinquent and sent to reform school.
incorrigible = unresponsive to correction (even by punishment)
  • Incorrigible drunk driver sentenced to life in prison
  • Your children are incorrigible.
  • She's an incorrigible optimist.
  • Who would have imagined that a bawdy, incorrigible hag could be so irreplaceable?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • incorrigible = unresponsive to correction
  • He's incorrigible, Eliza.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • incorrigible = unresponsive to correction
  • Your mother is claiming that your past behavior at her house warranted her to discipline you because you were so incorrigible.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • incorrigible = unresponsive to correction (even by punishment)
  • ...the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • corrigible = correctable
  • Only incorrigible optimists had still cherished the delusion that Poland's determined stance would deter Hitler at the last moment.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • incorrigible = unresponsive to correction
  • This time it was supposed to be on "An Incorrigible Chatterbox."
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • incorrigible = unresponsive to correction (even by punishment)
  • this movement is made up of people who have lost faith in America, who have absolutely repudiated Christianity, and who have concluded that the white man is an incorrigible "devil."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • incorrigible = unresponsive to correction
  • Also, I am not shy about admitting that I am an incorrigible Peeping Tom. I have never passed an unshaded window without looking in, have never closed my ears to a conversation that was none of my business. I can justify or even dignify this by protesting that in my trade I must know about people, but I suspect that I am simply curious.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • incorrigible = unresponsive to correction (even by punishment)
  • Summer, fall, winter, spring, another summer, another fall— so much he had given of his active life to the incorrigible lips of Judy Jones.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • incorrigible = unresponsive to correction
  • "You're incorrigible," said Stremov, not looking at her, and he spoke again to Anna.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • You are quite incorrigible, Harry; but I don't mind.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  The Picture Of Dorian Gray
  • "You have no business to be incorrigible," was his friend's answer, delivered in no very soothing tone.
    Dickens, Charles  --  A Tale Of Two Cities
  • The incorrigible pilgrims have come in with their pockets full of specimens broken from the ruins.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • Giles's Church, London, under the direction of a drunken cripple, who was a convicted thief, and an incorrigible vagrant.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Hard Times
  • From an incorrigible heathen, with a heart as black as his practices, Ra Vatu was beginning to emanate light.
    London, Jack  --  South Sea Tales
  • Now Bildad, I am sorry to say, had the reputation of being an incorrigible old hunks, and in his sea-going days, a bitter, hard task-master.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick I-LXVII

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