un·​rec·​on·​ciled ˌən-ˈre-kən-ˌsī(-ə)ld How to pronounce unreconciled (audio)
: not reconciled
was unreconciled to the idea
unreconciled enemies
unreconciled account balances

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bale, who plays a journalist, Arthur, with deep, unreconciled connections to the glitter-rock explosion, sells the flashback completely, transforming into a geeky teenager by dint of sheer conviction. Joshua Rothkopf, EW.com, 1 July 2022 Her unreconciled — or ignored — racial past has now become my own to carry. Benje Williams, Longreads, 15 Mar. 2022 But the fighting never really stopped, an unreconciled history on a frozen landscape. Nils Adler, Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan. 2022 Rauner, who is spending much of his time in Florida, closed out his fund with $995 in unreconciled expenditures and nearly $40,000 in unpaid debts to a campaign vendor. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, 19 Jan. 2022 There is a genuine pathos in the vision of a man who has achieved power but remains unreconciled to himself, who soothes his way past his own rages and agonies by listening to the song of a homeless alley cat. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 One feels his two-ness, — an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder. Malaika Jabali, Essence, 2 July 2021 Soon after, an issue with unreconciled mortality data led Ohio’s health department to find 4,000 unreported Covid-19 deaths. Jon Kamp, WSJ, 14 Mar. 2021 Sixty years after Wigner wrote his essay, quantum mechanics and relativity remain unreconciled. John Horgan, Scientific American, 7 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unreconciled was circa 1513

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“Unreconciled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreconciled. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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