American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Impossible to remedy, correct, or repair; incurable or irreparable: irremediable errors in judgment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not remediable; beyond remedy; incapable of being cured, corrected, or redressed: as, an irremediable disease; irremediable evil.
- Synonyms Incurable, remediless, irretrievable, irreparable.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not to be remedied, corrected, or redressed; incurable.
- adj. impossible to remedy or correct or redress
- ir- + remediable. (Wiktionary)
“The flanks of the Austrian host began to advance so as to enclose the small peasant force, and involve it in irremediable destruction.”
“He fell into the common fault of incorrigible offenders; lamenting that he had not subdued the first cravings of desire, and wishing to recall the irremediable past, while to reform the present was too vast a labour.”
““Were it possible,” cried he, “for fate to reconcile contradictions, and recall the irremediable current of events, I would now believe that there was happiness still in reserve for the forlorn Zelos, now that I tread the land of freedom and humanity, now that I find myself befriended by the most generous of men.”
“I do not believe that irremediable math-related learning disabilities are as prevalent as people who were taught math very, very badly, often by people who did not themselves know how to do math.”
“And while cameras don't tear the flesh off the victims' bones, the damage to their lives is often exorbitant and irremediable.”
“The rationale for finding no preemption, the court thought, was “nicely underscored” by the facts here, because the primary claims of copyright infringement were “largely irremediable.””
“The mood changed as Robert Trevino mounted the podium, threw his body around, and grabbed the orchestra's attention with the opening of the Mozart, another of the great challenges at the beginning of big pieces that create a violent, irremediable pivot.”
“The basic principle that both had to be mindful of, ¨is that the court should take whichever course seems likely to cause the least irremediable prejudice to one party or the other.”
“The structures grounding American goverment are both wholly corrupt and irremediable.”
“Then, too, it's too difficult for most people to sustain visions of the irremediable onslaught of decay.”
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