un·​re·​solv·​able ˌən-ri-ˈzäl-və-bəl How to pronounce unresolvable (audio)
 also  -ˈzä-və-,
 or  -ˈzȯ-və-
: not able to be settled, solved, or brought to resolution : not resolvable
an unresolvable dispute
ˌən-ri-ˈzäl-və-blē How to pronounce unresolvable (audio)
 also  -ˈzä-və-
 or  -ˈzȯ-və-

Examples of unresolvable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In each area, the authors find governments, NGOs, and international bureaucrats caught in inherently unresolvable clashes of values and interests. Foreign Affairs, 22 Aug. 2023 As discontent grows louder in the village, the silent boy seems to hold all its unresolvable tensions. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, 27 Apr. 2023 Although Kershaw wanted to play in the event, and had gotten a go-ahead from Dodgers brass to do so, his insurance problem proved unresolvable. Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2023 But all interactions with wilderness now are edged with equally unresolvable tragedy, seesawing between the poetic and sublime. Hazlitt, 15 Sep. 2022 For all his hangups and seemingly unresolvable contradictions — for all the ways therapy and self-improvement have been neutered and subsumed into marketing copy — Boogie is optimistic about what’s happening to the people around him, and what’s still to come. Paul Thompson, Rolling Stone, 19 Aug. 2022 These forever unresolvable questions! Thomas Gebremedhin, The Atlantic, 2 Oct. 2020 The unresolvable divide in the jury came over three counts related to early investors in Theranos: Black Diamond Ventures, Hall Group and Alan Eisenman. Meghan Bobrowsky, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2022 We are deft at dissecting novels and plays, pinning down their references and ideologies and unresolvable tensions, but not particularly good at putting things together. Irina Dumitrescu, Longreads, 20 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unresolvable was in 1604

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“Unresolvable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unresolvable. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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