- The definition of irreparable is something that cannot be mended or fixed.
- If someone lies to you and you will never trust that person again, this is a time when the damage to your relationship is irreparable.
- If a vase breaks into 1000 pieces, this is an example of a time when the vase is irreparable.
This car is irreparable.
not reparable; that cannot be repaired, mended, remedied, etc.
Origin of irreparableMiddle English irreperable ; from Old French irréparable ; from Classical Latin irreparabilis
Impossible to repair, rectify, or amend: irreparable harm; irreparable damages.
Origin of irreparableMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin irreparābilis : in-, not; see in–1 + reparābilis, reparable; see reparable.
- ir·rep′a·ra·bil′i·ty, ir·rep′a·ra·ble·ness
(comparative more irreparable, superlative most irreparable)
- Incapable of being repaired, amended, cured or rectified