A Word A Day : irrevocable

Thursday, 10th July 2008 : Today's Word is ...

irrevocable :

Definition :

adjective :


usage :

  • To revoke is to take back.

  • Something irrevocable cannot be taken back.

  • My decision not to wear a Tarzan costume and ride on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is irrevocable. There is absolutely nothing you could do or say to make me change my mind.

  • Shortly after his car began to plunge toward the sea, Tom decided not to drive off the cliff after all, but by that point his decision to do so was irrevocable.

  • an irrevocable decision

  • an irrevocable decree

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