Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not reformable; not capable of being reformed or amended.

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  • adjective That cannot be reformed.

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  • adjective insusceptible of reform
  • adjective unrepentant and incapable of being reformed

Etymologies

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un- +‎ reformable

Examples

  • Nevertheless, he is described as a "major Gaulliste" and in turn is describing EMU as "unreformable", leading to a monetary squeeze that was driving the French economy into slump.

    "Monetary masochism"

  • The failure of the post-Stalin Soviet Union to deal with the dictator's legacy made the state inherently unstable and probably unreformable.

    Haunted by the Past

  • Shehadeh argues that part of the problem is that the international community is telling the Syrian government to reform, when, he says, it has shown it is "unreformable."

    Syria's Assad Promises Reforms as Crackdown Continues

  • After the fact, some argued that reforms failed because the system was unreformable.

    The Return

  • Shehadeh argues that part of the problem is that the international community is telling the Syrian government to reform, when, he says, it has shown it is "unreformable."

    Syria's Assad Promises Reforms as Crackdown Continues

  • After the fact, some argued that reforms failed because the system was unreformable.

    The Return

  • After the fact, some argued that reforms failed because the system was unreformable.

    The Return

  • Some analysts say the whole Soviet system was unreformable and any change was bound to lead to an unstoppable process of increasingly dramatic transformation.

    Mikhail Gorbachev: I should have abandoned the Communist party earlier

  • After the fact, some argued that reforms failed because the system was unreformable.

    The Return

  • The hitch is that the system itself is unreformable.

    Nicolas Sarkozy's Perestroika

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