ir·​re·​solv·​able ˌir-i-ˈzäl-və-bəl How to pronounce irresolvable (audio)
: incapable of being resolved
an irresolvable conflict
also : not analyzable

Examples of irresolvable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now Japan and South Korea are trying to quickly move past seemingly irresolvable disputes over the bitter history between them as Russian aggression against Ukraine highlights their own vulnerabilities in a region dominated by China. Ben Dooley,, 17 Aug. 2023 Long-simmering tensions between the dominant Labor Zionists and their Orthodox opponents proved irresolvable. Joshua Leifer, The New York Review of Books, 13 Apr. 2023 This tension seems irresolvable. Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2022 That asinine piece of language, essentially mandating that experts in the field turn a blind eye to an ongoing calamity for purely ideological reasons, stands as a monument in the seemingly irresolvable public health crisis that is the gun violence epidemic. Alex Thomas, The New Republic, 7 June 2022 Catlos observed that engaging in this type of historical research is his way of testing common assertions that there is a fundamental and irresolvable conflict between Christian and Muslim, or Jewish and Muslim, cultures. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 6 Sep. 2010 Better Call Saul has always dwelled in the irresolvable tension between the two, in the way that Jimmy McGill's genuine sweetness and Saul Goodman's venal self-interest were two parts of the same whole. Kat Rosenfield,, 16 Aug. 2022 There is an irresolvable tension between the practice of predicting human behavior and the belief in free will as part of our everyday life. Carissa Véliz, Wired, 27 Dec. 2021 As a result, the American narrative is morally irresolvable, always has been and always will be. Wsj Books Staff, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of irresolvable was in 1660

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“Irresolvable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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