un·​rec·​on·​cil·​able | \ ˌən-ˌre-kən-ˈsī-lə-bəl How to pronounce unreconcilable (audio) , -ˈre-kən-ˌsī- \

Definition of unreconcilable

: impossible to reconcile : irreconcilable Unfortunately, within the scientific community, there are two very divided, almost unreconcilable, camps.— Roy Attaway

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Other Words from unreconcilable

unreconcilability \ ˌən-​ˌre-​kən-​ˌsī-​lə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce unreconcilability (audio) \ noun
unreconcilably \ ˌən-​ˌre-​kən-​ˈsī-​lə-​blē How to pronounce unreconcilably (audio) , -​ˈre-​kən-​ˌsī-​ \ adverb

Examples of unreconcilable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The director, Lileana Blain-Cruz, allows female characters to exist in all their complex humanity, without sanding down or slicing off any of the unlikable or unreconcilable bits. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Anatomy of a Suicide,’ Pain in Triplicate," 18 Feb. 2020 To appreciate the whole requires embracing that life is similarly composed of unreconcilable elements. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Righteous Gemstones': TV Review," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unreconcilable

circa 1560, in the meaning defined above

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“Unreconcilable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreconcilable. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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