Irretrievable vs Incurable - What's the difference?

irretrievable | incurable | Synonyms |

Irretrievable is a synonym of incurable.


As adjectives the difference between irretrievable and incurable

is that irretrievable is not retrievable; irrecoverable; irreparable; as, an irretrievable loss while incurable is of an illness, condition, etc, that is unable to be cured; healless.

As a noun incurable is

one who cannot be cured.

irretrievable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not retrievable; irrecoverable; irreparable; as, an irretrievable loss.
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    incurable

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of an illness, condition, etc, that is unable to be cured; healless.
  • * Sir J. Stephen
  • They were labouring under a profound, and, as it might have seemed, an almost incurable ignorance.

    Derived terms

    * incurable romantic

    Synonyms

    * uncurable

    Antonyms

    * curable

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who cannot be cured.
  • Anagrams

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