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See definition of irretrievable on Dictionary.com
  • as indesperate
  • as inirreparable
  • as inirreversible
  • as inirrevocable
  • as inlost

synonyms for irretrievable

  • despondent
  • forlorn
  • futile
  • sad
  • vain
  • downcast
  • goner
  • at end of one's rope
  • back to the wall
  • can't win
  • dead duck
  • despairing
  • gone
  • hard up
  • in the soup
  • in the toilet
  • inconsolable
  • irrecoverable
  • irremediable
  • no chance
  • no-win
  • running out of time
  • sunk
  • up against it
  • up the creek
  • useless
  • wretched

antonyms for irretrievable

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  • cheerful
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • calm
  • confident
  • content
  • contented
  • satisfactory
  • satisfied
  • secure
  • unworried
  • fixable
  • mendable
  • reparable
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    How to use irretrievable in a sentence

    Unlike adults, many of the events and milestones they missed out on are irretrievable.
    WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA’S TEENS WHEN CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTED HIGH SCHOOL?MORIAH BALINGITOCTOBER 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Besides this good news, the "Mutine" brought word of another misfortune, more irretrievable than the loss of spars.
    THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
    After all the demolitions of Totila, the ruin was not irretrievable.
    THEODORIC THE GOTHTHOMAS HODGKIN
    We know that the fact is irretrievable, and struggle to be proud of what we cannot help.
    THE TWO ADMIRALSJ. FENIMORE COOPER
    The qualities by which court is made to the people, were to render every fault inexpiable, and every error irretrievable.
    THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
    A false move now, the least slip of a tongue aching to rain curses on Power, and irretrievable mischief would be done.
    THE TERMS OF SURRENDERLOUIS TRACY
    That was the beginning of hours of chaos, seemingly irretrievable, in that Prussian right wing.
    HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
    But we err both in our mode of accounting for the fact, and in believing the loss we deplore to be irretrievable.
    CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 443VARIOUS
    It was the almost universal sentiment, that, intoxicated with success, Napoleon was rushing to irretrievable ruin.
    HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE VOL. IV, NO. 19, DEC 1851VARIOUS
    There are irretrievable failures; some long, obscure periods, and some triumphant reappearances.
    BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO IRRETRIEVABLE

    • at end of one's rope
    • back to the wall
    • can't win
    • dead duck
    • despairing
    • despondent
    • downcast
    • forlorn
    • futile
    • gone
    • goner
    • hard up
    • in the soup
    • in the toilet
    • inconsolable
    • irrecoverable
    • irremediable
    • irretrievable
    • no chance
    • no-win
    • running out of time
    • sad
    • sunk
    • up against it
    • up the creek
    • useless
    • vain
    • wretched
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.