Irremediable describes something that can’t be saved, like an irremediable misunderstanding between friends that means the relationship is over.

The adjective irremediable came into English from the Latin word irremediabilis, a combination of in-, meaning “not,” and remediabilis, meaning “curable.” Heed the wisdom of the Latins, and save irremediable to describe those hopeless situations that simply can’t be fixed or put right. For example, if something causes irremediable damage, give up and move on.

Definitions of irremediable

adj impossible to remedy or correct or redress

“an irremediable error”
irremediable defects of character”
capable of being remedied or redressed

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