ir·​re·​solv·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈzäl-və-bəl How to pronounce irresolvable (audio) , -ˈzȯl- \

Definition of irresolvable

: incapable of being resolved an irresolvable conflict also : not analyzable

Examples of irresolvable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And along with these insights, these works instantiate an irresolvable tension between Thoreau’s quasi-sociological worldview and his transcendentalist preoccupation with the individual. R.h. Lossin, The New York Review of Books, "The Revolutionary Thoreau," 4 Sep. 2020 Relating the pandemic to democratic values, Merkel modeled how free societies might approach an era of interlinked and irresolvable global crises. Ian Beacock, The New Republic, "Germany Gets It," 1 Apr. 2020 It’s left us with certain irresolvable problems around affordability, speed, supply, sustainability, design — things that all of us value as human beings. Amy Eskind,, "These 3-D Printed Homes Cost $60K and Are Being Built in a New Texas Community for the Homeless," 13 Dec. 2019 AuCoin’s nine terms in Congress were more innocent times, but the country’s irresolvable problems predate its 45th president. oregonlive, "The book on Les AuCoin: Steve Duin," 14 Sep. 2019 That veil was often a source of frustration, leading to domestic doubts and irresolvable courtroom conflicts. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "The Paternity Reveal," 24 June 2019 At some level, this double standard reflects a difficult and possibly irresolvable paradox of campaign coverage. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Is Doing Same Thing He Demanded Clinton Be Locked Up For," 22 May 2018 At the heart of the Cold War was an irresolvable superpower disagreement over what to do with Germany. Timothy Naftali, New York Times, "Why American Pragmatists Saved Postwar Europe," 13 Apr. 2018 This appearance of irresolvable conflict was neither wholly accurate nor accidental. David A. Graham, The Atlantic, "What About Clarence Thomas?," 20 Dec. 2017

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1660, in the meaning defined above

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“Irresolvable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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