[ih-rek-uh n-sahy-luh-buh l, ih-rek-uh n-sahy-]
- incapable of being brought into harmony or adjustment; incompatible: irreconcilable differences.
- incapable of being made to acquiesce or compromise; implacably opposed: irreconcilable enemies.
- a person or thing that is irreconcilable.
- a person who is opposed to agreement or compromise.
Origin of irreconcilable
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Examples from the Web for irreconcilability
An element of dislike of a political nature on the part of the Christian is added to the irreconcilability of religious belief.
This paradox demonstrates the irreconcilability of theoretical ethics and industrial need.War of the Classes
This irreconcilability of the subjectivist consequences of the doctrine with its realist basis was seized upon by Berkeley.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'
Norman Kemp Smith
As to phenomena like these, or storms, preceding earthquakes, the irreconcilability is still greater.The Book of the Damned
Their irreconcilability was copper-fastened, and I found myself compelled to choose between them.Olympian Nights
John Kendrick Bangs
- not able to be reconciled; uncompromisingly conflicting; incompatible
- a person or thing that is implacably hostile or uncompromisingly opposed
- (usually plural) one of various principles, ideas, etc, that are incapable of being brought into agreement
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Word Origin and History for irreconcilability
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