One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(chiefly of religious dogma) unable to be revised or altered.
inveterate, habitual, confirmed, hardenedView synonyms
- ‘Every so - called development is, in fact, a radical change, a contradiction, and an effort to reform the irreformable.’
- ‘George Galloway's expulsion from the Labour Party will mean that many activists will conclude that New Labour is irreformable.’
- ‘Of course, there is that little problem of irreformable dogma.’
- ‘And as the Pontifical Commission points out, the sentence of 1633 was not irreformable.’
- ‘How can an irreformable statement be ‘positively reformulated’?’
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