irreparable irreparable  /ɪ ˈrɛ pə rə bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) impossible to repair, rectify, or amend

Usage(s):

  1. Try to cut it out, and there would be the risk of taking too little, leaving cancerous tissue to grow again, or taking too much, causing profound and irreparable brain damage.
  2. The loss to aviation is irreparable.
  3. American and Iraqi officials had hoped that this represented an irreparable rift between homegrown insurgents and foreign jihadis.

News

  1. Judge won't lift ban on strapless gowns at Readington eighth-grade dance

    Girls who had to wear a gown with a strap to attend would not suffer 'irreparable harm' even though they preferred a strapless one.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

  2. The Best of This Week’s Mad Men Recaps: ‘Favors’

    In this week's Mad Men, Pete had a knee-jerk reaction to Bob's advances, Sally suffered irreparable emotional trauma at the hands of her adulterous father, and Peggy got a cat. The critics speculated whether the government-spy conspiracy theories might finally be put to rest and wondered how many years one character ... More »
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Vulture

  3. To Make Better Decisions, Discover Your Inner Marketing Guru

    Was the Buddha an enlightened CMO in disguise? I do not believe that big data, customer-driven buying cycles, and a broader set of job expectations are the source of marketing leadership angst. The real culprit is the impermanence of the marketing profession. And that impermanence, when ignored or underestimated, leads to erratic decision-making, isolation, and irreparable stress. This can drain ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

Quotes

  1. In a letter to Stallworth, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the player's actions caused "irreparable harm to the victim and his family, your club, your fellow players and the NFL."
    on Jun 19, 2009 By: Roger Goodell Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

  2. "This arbitrary decision represents a precedent which will cause irreparable damage to the international order," Serbian President Boris Tadic said in the second day of an emergency session of the Security Council.
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Boris Tadic Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

  3. "Whatever the popular perception, the options before us are not irreparable schism or forced assimilation," Williams said. "It is not an option to hope that we can somehow just carry on as we always have."
    on Jul 20, 2008 By: Rowan Williams Source: International Herald Tribune

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