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incurable Explained

incurable at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


incurable at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1340, from O.Fr. incurable (13c.), from L. incurabilis, from in- "not" + curabilis "curable" (see cure). ///

incurable at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 impossible to cure: → curable// incurable disease/illness/condition // --She has a rare, incurable disease.//
2 impossible to change: --My mother is an incurable optimist.// -- incurably adv // --incurably romantic//

incurable at Spanish => English Of Explained:


incurable at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "incurable":
apoplectic, arthritic, beyond recall, beyond remedy, case,
consumptive, cureless, dyspeptic, epileptic, fatal, gone, habitual,
hopeless, immedicable, impossible, incorrigible, inoperable,
inpatient, invalid, inveterate, irreclaimable, irrecoverable,
irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable, irreparable,
irretrievable, irreversible, irrevocable, lost, outpatient,
past hope, past praying for, patient, relentless, remediless,
rheumatic, ruined, shut-in, sick person, spastic, sufferer,
terminal, terminal case, the sick, uncorrectable, undone,
unflagging, unmitigable, unrelievable, unsalvable, unsalvageable,

incurable at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Intrinsicality): derived from within, subjective, intrinsic, fundamental, normal, implanted, inherent, essential, natural, innate, inborn, inbred, ingrained, incarnate, hereditary, inherited, immanent, congenital, connate, cognate, running in the blood, indigenous, instinctive, incurable, incorrigible, ineradicable.

[ADJ] (Hopelessness): hopeless, desperate, despairing, forlorn, desolate, inconsolable, disconsolate, dejected, broken hearted, incurable, despondent.

incurable at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 that cannot be cured:
an incurable disease / illness
2 that cannot be changed:
She's an incurable optimist.
incurably adverb:
incurably ill / romantic

Incurable at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Incurable \In*cur"a*ble\, n.
A person diseased beyond cure.

Incurable \In*cur"a*ble\, a. [F. incurable, L. incurabilis. See
{In-} not, and {Curable}.]
1. Not capable of being cured; beyond the power of skill or
medicine to remedy; as, an incurable disease.

A scirrh is not absolutely incurable. --Arbuthnot.

2. Not admitting or capable of remedy or correction;
irremediable; remediless; as, incurable evils.

Rancorous and incurable hostility. --Burke.

They were laboring under a profound, and, as it
might have seemed, an almost incurable ignorance.
--Sir J.

Syn: Irremediable; remediless; irrecoverable; irretrievable;
irreparable; hopeless.

incurable at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: being such that a cure is impossible; "an incurable
disease"; "an incurable addiction to smoking" [ant: {curable}]
2: unalterable in disposition or habits; "an incurable
n : a person whose disease is incurable

incurable at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » incurrable



* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˌɪnˈkjʊəɹəbl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%In"kjU@r@bl/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˌɪnˈkjʊɹəbl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%In"kjUr@bl/


    Inter: en-adj » -

  • Of an illness, condition, etc, that cannot be cured; healless.

    Derived terms

    * incurable romantic


    Inter: trans-top » of an illness, condition, etc, that cannot be cured
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|醫不好|alt=醫不好的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|医不好|tr=yībùhǎo de|alt=医不好的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|不可救藥|alt=不可救藥的|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|不可救药|tr=bùkě jiùyào de|alt=不可救药的|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nevyléčitelný
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|parantumaton

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|incurable
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|unheilbar
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ανίατος|tr=aníatos
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|insanabilis, Inter: t- » la|desperatus
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|неизлечимый|tr=neizlečímyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • One who cannot be cured.


    * binuclear

  • Translation: el » incurable
    Translation: es » incurable
    Translation: fr » incurable
    Translation: gl » incurable
    Translation: ko » incurable
    Translation: io » incurable
    Translation: id » incurable
    Translation: it » incurable
    Translation: kn » incurable
    Translation: hu » incurable
    Translation: mg » incurable
    Translation: my » incurable
    Translation: pl » incurable
    Translation: ru » incurable
    Category: simple:incurable -
    Translation: fi » incurable
    Translation: tl » incurable
    Translation: ta » incurable
    Translation: te » incurable
    Translation: vi » incurable
    Translation: zh » incurable