incorrigible

Someone incorrigible seems to be beyond correcting or improving. When you talk about an incorrigible drunk, you're saying they're never going to stop drinking.

Even though incorrigible implies a person is kind of hopeless, it's often used as a light-hearted word. When we describe someone as an incorrigible flirt or as an incorrigible gossip, we mean that this is just the way they are, and it would be foolish to try and change them. If someone is just being obnoxious as usual, you could say "You're incorrigible!"

DEFINITIONS OF: incorrigible

1

adj impervious to correction by punishment

Synonyms
unreformable, unregenerate
unrepentant and incapable of being reformed
uncontrollable, uncorrectable, unmanageable
incapable of being controlled or managed
disobedient
not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
Antonyms:
corrigible
capable of being corrected or set right
amendable, correctable
capable of being corrected by additions
improvable
susceptible of improvement
redeemable, reformable
susceptible to improvement or reform
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