An incorrigible criminal.
An incorrigible, spoiled child.
An example of incorrigible is a child who is always getting into trouble.
His dark soul was too incorrigible to repent, even at his execution.
The imp is incorrigible: his bottom is still red from his last spanking when he plans the next prank.
The incorrigibles in the prison population are either lifers or habitual reoffenders.
Origin of incorrigible
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Recorded since 1340, from Old French incorrigible (1334), or directly from Latin incorrigibilis (“not to be corrected”), from in- "not" + corrigere "to correct" + -ibilis "-able".