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incorrigible

Philosophy (of a belief) having the property that whoever honestly believes it cannot be mistaken
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They believe that reviving progressive politics requires exiting an incorrigibly neoliberal EU.
While Nixon considers meeting a long-haired entertainer like Elvis far beneath him, his advisers see the PR advantage in making the incorrigibly square commander-in-chief look hip in voters' eyes--or, as Nixon later tells eldest daughter Julie, "Perhaps your dad is cooler than you'd like to think.
Were China, Japan, Philippines, (American colony) Indonesia (Dutch East Indies colony) or Vietnam (then French and called Indo China) or Royal Thailand considered or was this a strictly Empire Games twister with only India's incorrigibly notorious, abysmally corrupt force competing and with Burma also running?
In 1976, Denis Donoghue reviewed Raymond Williams's Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society for the New York Times Book Review and wrote that Williams, as a teacher, loved "to show where ideas begin and end, in principle, only to emphasize that in practice their beginnings and endings are incorrigibly wayward" (2).
If Susan proves to be surprisingly sensible, Kane is incorrigibly romantic.
And when bewildered mathematicians change the meaning of the word universe as "everything that there is" in order to invent "multiple universes" to match their formulae, I'll keep in mind our own Louis MacNeice: World is crazier and more of it than we think, Incorrigibly plural.
They assume that Iranian interference is the principal cause of their instability, and that Iran is incorrigibly aggressive.
And locking up, say, an incorrigibly destructive Roomba in solitary confinement sounds even more preposterous.
Also, an accountable Ukrainian government will also render a long-standing excuse by Putin on why he is so into Kiev affairs - that he is working to kick out an incorrigibly corrupt regime.
corporate tax rate at the highest level in a global economy of ferociously competitive nations would appear to reflect the thinking of an incorrigibly stupid and stubborn government.
DiCaprio's Belfort is greedier than Michael Douglas's Gordan Gecko (Wall Street, 1987), more animalistically lustful than Marlon Brando's Paul (Last Tango in Paris, 1972--or Brando's Stanley Kowalski [A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951]), and more incorrigibly covetous than Cain (Genesis 4) and Kane (Citizen Kane, 1941, from Orson Welles).
For instance, he calls naturalism "an incorrigibly incoherent concept, one that is indistinguishable from magical thinking" (17), because contrary to its own claims it cannot be verified from within the system of nature, while among the highest activities of human rationality must be included the practice of contemplative prayer, "a science of consciousness and of its relation to the being of all things, requiring the most intense devotion of mind and will to a clear perception of being and consciousness in their unity" (325).