- not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform: incorrigible behavior; an incorrigible liar.
- impervious to constraints or punishment; willful; unruly; uncontrollable: an incorrigible child; incorrigible hair.
- firmly fixed; not easily changed: an incorrigible habit.
- not easily swayed or influenced: an incorrigible optimist.
- a person who is incorrigible.
- beyond correction, reform, or alteration
- firmly rooted; ineradicable
- philosophy (of a belief) having the property that whoever honestly believes it cannot be mistakenCompare defeasible
- a person or animal that is incorrigible
mid-14c., from Old French incorrigible (mid-14c.), or directly from Latin incorrigibilis “not to be corrected,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + corrigibilis, from corrigere “to correct” (see correct). Related: Incorrigibly. As a noun, from 1746.