incurable incurable  /ɪn ˈkjʊ rə bəl/


  1. (n) a person whose disease is incurable
  2. (adj) incapable of being cured
  3. (adj) unalterable in disposition or habits

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  1. A new study suggests that 40% of people are never told their spouse has incurable cancer, or don't find out until just before their death.
  2. With his eternally gorgeous wife at his Geneva bedside, Ponti died Tuesday at 94 of that loveliest of incurable maladies, extreme old age.
  3. Berlin sees their condition as similar to alcoholism--incurable but treatable--and some of his methods sound similar to those of Alcoholics Anonymous.


  1. Giants fixture Jennings lived and died with dignity

    At the risk of coming off as maudlin, if ever I’m diagnosed with a debilitating, incurable disease, I’d only hope to be able to handle it half as well as did Dave Jennings, who died yesterday from Parkinson’s disease. He reached 61 on June 8. Jennings was...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Valerie Haper to Be Subject of NBC News Special

    Valerie Harper's battle with incurable brain cancer will be documented in a NBC news special, hosted by Meredith Vieira.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: News Ticker via omg!

  3. Valerie Harper documentary to air on NBC

    Valerie Harper will share her battle against incurable brain cancer in an NBC News documentary hosted by Meredith Vieira.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel


  1. "Obviously, this is encouraging news for me, although I know that we're still dealing with an incurable cancer here and just trying to contain it," Murcer said.
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Bobby Murcer Source: Forbes

  2. "Beneath that calm exterior was an incurable romantic with a love for life and an insatiable appetite for the ladies," Ford said. "Jimmy Stewart on the outside, perhaps, but he had the lust and libido of an Errol Flynn."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Glenn Ford Source: Reuters

  3. "Stem cell research offers real promise for the treatment of currently incurable diseases. The bank will ensure that researchers can explore the enormous potential of this exciting science for the future benefit of patients," said Professor...
    on May 19, 2004 By: Colin Blakemore Source: USA Today

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