Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being incurable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being incurable; irremediableness.

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  • noun The quality or state of being incurable—not being able to be cured.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun incapability of being cured or healed
  • noun incapability of being altered in disposition or habits

Etymologies

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incurable +‎ -ity

Examples

  • Yet always he found himself harking back to what he sometimes called the "incurability" of life.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • Having read the extract from the rant about the 'wicked' Jews and the supposed insight into their incurability in the 'holy koran', it makes one wonder how these leftist idiots can be taken in by our islamist nutters and their innate racism.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • People would gradually give up hope, but there'd be no focal point for despair, no identifiable moment where the incurability of the problem became common knowledge.

    Mass Sterilization, Reconsidered, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • How many other people battling other diseases will find that, because the numbers don't add up, they won't find out they have a heart condition or prostate cancer before the disease has advanced to incurability.

    Do risks of routine mammograms really outweigh benefits?

  • That we as health-care consumers no longer accept chronicity or incurability, but instead expect medical science to produce solutions to previously insoluble problems, represents a true change in the way of thinking.

    Global Economic Pressures and the Quest for New Medicines

  • To insist upon incurability, he observed, “is to assert a vague proposition that is constantly refuted by the most authentic facts.”

    The Mad Among Us

  • Influenced by the pessimistic studies of Earle and late nineteenth-century concepts that emphasized the incurability of insanity, Park insisted that “there can be no doubt that the public have been hitherto widely misled as to the meaning of the word ‘recovery,’ as used in the hospital reports, and as to the permanency of cures from insanity.”

    The Mad Among Us

  • To insist upon incurability, he observed, “is to assert a vague proposition that is constantly refuted by the most authentic facts.”

    The Mad Among Us

  • Influenced by the pessimistic studies of Earle and late nineteenth-century concepts that emphasized the incurability of insanity, Park insisted that “there can be no doubt that the public have been hitherto widely misled as to the meaning of the word ‘recovery,’ as used in the hospital reports, and as to the permanency of cures from insanity.”

    The Mad Among Us

  • Despite its incurability, evidence (814) indicates that the use of dihydroergotoxine mesylate (Hydergine), an ergot derivative, can improve cognitive functioning to some degree in certain patients.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

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