irreconcilable [ih- rek- uh n-sahy-l uh-b uh l, ih-rek- uh n- sahy-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective incapable of being brought into harmony or adjustment; incompatible: irreconcilable differences. incapable of being made to acquiesce or compromise; implacably opposed: irreconcilable enemies. noun a person or thing that is irreconcilable. a person who is opposed to agreement or compromise. Related forms ir·rec·on·cil·a·bil·i·ty, ir·rec·on·cil·a·ble·ness, noun ir·rec·on·cil·a·bly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for irreconcilably Historical Examples of irreconcilably
The blacks were numerous in the neighbourhood, and
The intuitive convictions of the race are
irreconcilably opposed to it.
irreconcilably hostile to despotism on the one hand, and to Jacobinical anarchy upon the other.
They are manifestly, grossly, absolutely, and
irreconcilably at variance with the doctrine of evolution.
To both these concessions Spanish policy was
irreconcilably opposed. British Dictionary definitions for irreconcilably adjective not able to be reconciled; uncompromisingly conflicting; incompatible noun 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 Derived Forms irreconcilability or irreconcilableness, noun irreconcilably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irreconcilably adj.
1590s, from French
irréconcilable (16c.), from Medieval Latin *irreconcilabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + reconcilabilis (see reconcile). Related: Irreconcilably. As a noun from 1748.
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