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irreconcilable

adjective ir·rec·on·cil·able \ i-ˌre-kən-ˈsī-lə-bəl , -ˈre-kən-ˌsī- , ˌi(r)- \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of irreconcilable

: impossible to reconcile
  • irreconcilable differences

irreconcilability

play \i-ˌre-kən-ˌsī-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

irreconcilableness

play \i-ˌre-kən-ˈsī-lə-bəl-nəs, -ˈre-kən-ˌsī-\ noun

irreconcilably

play \i-ˌre-kən-ˈsī-lə-blē, -ˈre-kən-ˌsī-, ˌi(r)\ adverb

Examples of irreconcilable in a Sentence

  1. theories that are irreconcilable with each other

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First Known Use of irreconcilable

1587


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irreconcilable

noun

Definition of irreconcilable

: one that is irreconcilable; especially : a member of a group (such as a political party) opposing compromise or collaboration

First Known Use of irreconcilable

1748



IRRECONCILABLE Defined for English Language Learners

irreconcilable

adjective

Definition of irreconcilable for English Language Learners

  • : so different that agreement is not possible


IRRECONCILABLE Defined for Kids

irreconcilable

adjective ir·rec·on·cil·able \ i-ˌre-kən-ˈsī-lə-bəl \

Definition of irreconcilable for Students

: impossible to bring into agreement or harmony
  • Their irreconcilable differences might lead to war.

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