Adjective "irrevocable" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.
  1. 'It crosses the night sky like the moon; or else, like an actor, it crosses the stage, moving in an irrevocable pattern from origin to end.'
  2. 'Multiple factors have contributed to this seemingly irrevocable reversal of fortunes.'
  3. 'Delicate ecosystems worldwide are threatened with irrevocable decline beneath the massed boots of latter-day pilgrims.'
  4. 'What later makes them binding, and therefore irrevocable, is the promisee's detrimental reliance on them.'
  5. 'The resulting quarrel leads to an irrevocable separation.'
  6. 'But he ‘stepped back from the brink of radical or irrevocable acts against members of his ruling circle’.'
  7. 'Take time to be clear and total before taking irrevocable decisions.'
  8. 'Debate raged around the dinner tables of the nation, causing irrevocable family feuds and superficial cutlery wounds.'
  9. 'That's sport, and it has its own internal and irrevocable logic.'
  10. 'It covers harm which will be suffered by a permanent market loss or irrevocable damage to the applicant's business reputation.'


1. not to be revoked or recalled; unable to be repealed or annulled; unalterable: an irrevocable decree.

More examples(as adjective)

"decisions can be irrevocable."

"undertakingses can be irrevocable."

"letters can be irrevocable."

"resignations can be irrevocable."

"commitments can be irrevocable."

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Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin irrevocabilis, from in- ‘not’ + revocabilis ‘able to be revoked’ (from the verb revocare).