incorrigible

Someone incorrigible seems to be beyond correcting, improving, or changing. When you talk about an incorrigible bully, you're saying they're always going to push other people around.

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. adjective
    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
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    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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