un·​re·​solv·​able | \ ˌən-ri-ˈzäl-və-bəl How to pronounce unresolvable (audio) , -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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unresolvably \ ˌən-​ri-​ˈzäl-​və-​blē How to pronounce unresolvable (audio) , -​ˈzȯl-​ also  -​ˈzä-​və-​ or  -​ˈzȯ-​və-​ \ adverb

Examples of unresolvable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a potentially dangerous legal ambiguity here: If the House and Senate arrive at different decisions, the law governing the proceedings is unclear about how to reconcile them, with the potential for an unresolvable constitutional deadlock. Daniel Larsen, Star Tribune, "What happens if neither Trump nor Biden concedes?," 2 Nov. 2020 This is an unresolvable impasse, and Becca leaves Billy, who’s been watched from Vought’s control room this entire time by Black Noir. Nick Schager, EW.com, "The Boys recap: I want to know what love is," 11 Sep. 2020 The board was created to oversee bankruptcy proceedings unresolvable by Puerto Rico’s governor, arguably implying that its powers supersede the island’s. The Economist, "Is the board overseeing Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy unconstitutional?," 19 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of unresolvable

1604, in the meaning defined above

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“Unresolvable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unresolvable. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unresolvable

: not able to be answered or ended in a satisfying way

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