incurable

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incurable

1. (esp of a disease) not curable; unresponsive to treatment
2. a person having an incurable disease
References in classic literature ?
Or again, why blame a lying, thievish Isosceles when you ought rather to deplore the incurable inequality of his sides?
If your eminence will please to see it, you will find the names of all the incurable diseases we have met with.
That is to say, if a man gets the habit of saying "I should have liked to have known more about it" instead of saying simply and sensibly, "I should have liked to know more about it," that man's disease is incurable.