INCORRIGIBLE


INCORRIGIBLE
adj. des deux genres

Qu’on ne peut corriger. Devoir, composition incorrigible. Il se dit surtout des Personnes et de leurs défauts. Un esprit incorrigible. Un enfant incorrigible. Il n’y a guère de défauts qui soient absolument incorrigibles.

L'Academie francaise. 1935.

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  • incorrigible — Incorrigible …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • incorrigible — [ ɛ̃kɔriʒibl ] adj. • 1334; bas lat. incorrigibilis ♦ Qui ne peut être corrigé. 1 ♦ (Personnes) Qui persévère dans ses défauts, ses erreurs. ⇒ entêté, impénitent, indécrottable. Un enfant incorrigible. « les hommes sont incorrigibles et ils ne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Incorrigible — In*cor ri*gi*ble, a. [L. incorrigibilis: cf. F. incorrigible. See {In } not, and {Corrigible}.] Not corrigible; incapable of being corrected or amended; bad beyond correction; irreclaimable; as, incorrigible error. Incorrigible fools. Dryden.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incorrigible — I adjective beyond help, beyond reform, chronic, cureless, hardened, hopeless, impenitent, incapable of correction, incurable, intractable, intransigent, inveterate, irreclaimable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable,… …   Law dictionary

  • Incorrigible — In*cor ri*gi*ble, n. One who is incorrigible; a person whose persistent bad behavior cannot be changed; especially, a hardened criminal; as, the perpetual imprisonment of incorrigibles; incorrigible and disruptive children need to be placed in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incorrigible — Incorrigible. adj. de tout genre. Qui ne se peut corriger. Un esprit incorrigible. un enfant incorrigible. les defauts de la nature sont incorrigibles …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • incorrigible — (adj.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. incorrigible (mid 14c.), or directly from L. incorrigibilis not to be corrected, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + corrigibilis, from corrigere to correct (see CORRECT (Cf. correct)). Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incorrigible — [in kôr′ə jə bəl, inkär′ə jə bəl] adj. [ME incorygibile < OFr < LL incorrigibilis] not corrigible; that cannot be corrected, improved, or reformed, esp. because firmly established, as a habit, or because set in bad habits, as a child n. an… …   English World dictionary

  • incorrigible — [adj] bad, hopeless abandoned, beastly, hardened, incurable, intractable, inveterate, irredeemable, irreparable, loser, recidivous, uncorrectable, unreformed, useless, wicked; concept 570 Ant. good, manageable, nice, obedient, reformable …   New thesaurus

  • incorrigible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not able to be corrected or reformed. DERIVATIVES incorrigibility noun incorrigibly adverb. ORIGIN Latin incorrigibilis, from in not + corrigibilis correctable …   English terms dictionary

  • incorrigible — incorrigibility, incorrigibleness, n. incorrigibly, adv. /in kawr i jeuh beuhl, kor /, adj. 1. not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform: incorrigible behavior; an incorrigible liar. 2. impervious to constraints or punishment; willful;… …   Universalium


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