Incurable vs Irrecoverable - What's the difference?

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Incurable is a synonym of irrecoverable.


As adjectives the difference between incurable and irrecoverable

is that incurable is of an illness, condition, etc, that is unable to be cured; healless while irrecoverable is not recoverable or admitting of recovery; incapable of being recovered: as, an irrecoverable debt.

As a noun incurable

is one who cannot be cured.

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

    * ----

    irrecoverable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not recoverable or admitting of recovery; incapable of being recovered: as, an irrecoverable debt.
  • That cannot be recovered from or made good; irremediable; as an irrecoverable disease; irrecoverable danger.
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