Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not having a remedy; not capable of being remedied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not admitting of a remedy; incapable of being restored or corrected; incurable; irreparable.
  • adj. Not answering as a remedy; ineffectual.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a remedy; not possessing a remedy.
  • Not admitting a remedy; incurable; desperate: as, a remediless disease.
  • Irreparable, as a loss or damage.
  • Not answering as a remedy; ineffectual; powerless.

Etymologies

From remedy +‎ -less. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Redeemer; salvation itself cannot save those whom the Saviour condemns, which makes the ruin remediless.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Consider then, how much better you would account for the talents com-mitted to you; how much more joy you would give to the best of friends; how much more good you would do to your fellow creatures, by permitting yourself to be called out into active life, with all its variety of relations, than you can while you continue obstinately in a single state, on purpose to indulge a remediless sorrow.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • He tells us that our ills are remediless, and that human institutions, and the resources of human ingenuity, are feathers, capable of doing little harm, and no more competent to produce us benefit.

    Selection from _Enquiry Concerning Population_

  • I could not see her thus lost, without exerting myself to remedy the evil — remediless I knew, if I could not in the end bring her to reconcile herself to Raymond.

    The Last Man

  • Our party was a melancholy one; each was possessed by regret for what was remediless; for the absence of his mother shadowed even the infant gaiety of Evelyn.

    The Last Man

  • If that generation comes to its inheritance blinded by ignorance and corrupted by vice, the fall of the Republic will be certain and remediless. 17

    James A

  • God, and may be reconciled to God and to his church; and, therefore, that he may be humbled by true contrition, before he be humbled by remediless condemnation. '

    The Reformed Pastor

  • 'You are not such monsters, such hard-hearted men, but you will pity a leper; you will pity the naked, the imprisoned, or the desolate; you will pity him that is tormented with grievous pain or sickness; and will you not pity an ignorant, hard-hearted sinner will you not pity one that must be shut out from the presence of the Lord, and lie under his remediless wrath, if thorough repentance speedily prevent it not?

    The Reformed Pastor

  • Are there so many wilful drunkards, worldlings, self-seekers, railers, haters of a holy life, that want nothing but death to make them remediless?

    The Reformed Pastor

  • The remediless punishment which attends that sin: "There remaineth no more sacrifice for it, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries," chap. x.

    The Sermons of John Owen

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