from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Incurability.

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

  • noun The state of being incurable; incurability.

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  • noun the state or condition of being incurable

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  • noun incapability of being cured or healed


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incurable +‎ -ness


  • He exaggerates the burden of his sigh, the incurableness of his wounded heart.

    The Art of Letters

  • This is one of the things that has given nervous diseases such a bad name for unmanageableness and incurableness, and that for years made us regard their study as so nearly hopeless, so far as any helpful results were concerned.

    Preventable Diseases

  • In truth, Toll had imbibed some of the slang, and much of the boisterousness of the bar-room; but he had not yet given such unequivocal indications of the incurableness of his infirmity, as to induce his acquaintances (who for the most part upheld him on some family consideration) to exclude him from their houses; on the contrary, a certain strain of disorderly but generous companionship, breaking out and shining above

    Swallow Barn, or A Sojourn in the Old Dominion. In Two Volumes. Vol. II.

  • This is the way to add incurableness to his misery, by tempting him to neglect the only means of taking it off, and so make him miserable without remedy.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • No time was likely to change the principles of such a man, but his appearance sufficiently betrayed the incurableness of his habits.

    Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

  • She knew full well the incurableness of his depravity; that banishment was the mildest destiny that would befall him; that estrangement from ancient haunts and associates was the condition from which his true friends had least to fear.

    Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

  • Or this verse may be understood as laying all the blame of the incurableness of their disease upon themselves; and so the question must be answered affirmatively: Is there no balm in

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)


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