Origin of irreparableMiddle English irreperable from Old French irréparable from Classical Latin irreparabilis
This car is irreparable.
- 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.
The definition of irreparable is something that cannot be mended or fixed.
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)
OriginSee also: irréparable
From Middle French irréparable, from Old French, from Latin irreparabilis
- It's irreparable, even with magic?
- The alternative was irreparable and too permanent for my taste.
- Harbour and citadel have now quite disappeared, the latter having been used to fill up the former shortly after the British occupation; some gain to health resulted, but an irreparable loss to science.
- Perhaps the day he realized what he'd done was irreparable, and he was going to lose her twice.
- His utter failure was due, partly to the vices of an undisciplined temperament, and partly to the extraordinary difficulties of the most inscrutable period of European history, when the shrewdest heads were at fault and irreparable blunders belonged to the order of the day.