unresolvable

adjective
un·re·solv·able | \ˌən-ri-ˈzäl-və-bəl, -ˈzȯl- also -ˈzä-və- or -ˈzȯ-və-\

Definition of unresolvable 

: not able to be settled, solved, or brought to resolution : not resolvable an unresolvable dispute

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Other Words from unresolvable

unresolvably \ˌən-ri-ˈzäl-və-blē, -ˈzȯl- also -ˈzä-və- or -ˈzȯ-və- \ adverb

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Anderson, not yet 30 and fresh from the MFA program in ceramics at UCLA, puts his abundant technical facility to dazzling use, making work of unresolvable ambiguity and rich multiplicity. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "The disturbing meets the sweet in Alex Anderson's new sculptures at Gavlak," 4 July 2018 The incessant, unresolvable GOAT debate will get a welcome rest. Brian Straus, SI.com, "The World Cup Will Be Just Fine Without the Exhausting Messi vs. Ronaldo Debate," 30 June 2018 If an unresolvable problem does show up then the technique can be applied to previous work by the author in question, to see if anything systematic is going on. The Economist, "Computer algorithms can test the dodginess of published results," 14 June 2018 Each is well equipped for the moment, gesturing, in some element of its design, to the contradictory and possibly unresolvable feelings of the disaffected smartphone user. John Herrman, New York Times, "Is a Dumber Phone a Better Phone?," 16 May 2018 The Simpsons finally responded to the criticism earlier this month with a dismissive episode that blew off the issue as fundamentally unresolvable and out of the hands of the show’s producers and writers. Lizzie Plaugic, The Verge, "Adi Shankar is crowdsourcing a solution to The Simpsons’ Apu problem," 30 Apr. 2018 The commission would use city laws and the South Euclid master tree plan, and take into account potentially unresolvable hardships, while determining outcomes. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "South Euclid's Tree Commission could take on a larger role; trees planted at Oakwood," 13 Feb. 2018 Another referendum on Messi would have found him deficient, compared with Diego Maradona, in the unresolvable debate about the greatest of all time. Jeré Longman, New York Times, "U.S. Soccer Takes One Giant Step Back," 11 Oct. 2017 With so many unresolvable questions over precisely where Irma is heading, the state’s 20 million-plus residents are in for days of cruel drama and nonstop visual images of record-setting Irma’s almost unimaginable fury. Anthony R. Wood, Philly.com, "Already a record-setter, Irma could set new standards for storm anxiety," 6 Sep. 2017

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1604, in the meaning defined above

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