Friday, November 30, 2012

Random Word of the Day


in·cor·ri·gi·ble           /inˈkôrijəbəl/

Adjective:
(of a person or their tendencies) Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed.

Synonyms:
irredeemable - unimprovable - irreparable - irreclaimable

Examples of INCORRIGIBLE

  • an incorrigible habit of playing practical jokes
  • He is always the class clown and his teachers say he is incorrigible.
  • The incorrigible maleness of men is a standing rebuke to the Rousseau-inspired notions of human moral plasticity that are central to liberalism. —Richard Lowry, National Review, 3 July 2000
  • At the heart of Roosevelt's style in foreign affairs was a certain incorrigible amateurism. His off-the-cuff improvisations, his airy tendency to throw out half-baked ideas, caused others to underrate his continuity of purpose … —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., American Heritage, May/June 1994
  • Eating fugu … is an exotic custom that probably would appeal to every incorrigible mountain climber, skydiver and bungee-jumper in America. Why? The fugu is poisonous—and there's no antidote. —Max Friedman, Vegetarian Times, October 1993
  • Yes, this is a book about America … all seen through the fairy-book life of an incorrigible kid, abandoned by his parents and brought up in a reformatory … —Stephen Jay Gould, New York Times Book Review, 7 May 1989

2 comments:

Katz Tales said...

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