[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 irreconcilably
The blacks were numerous in the neighbourhood, and irreconcilably hostile.The Australian Explorers
The intuitive convictions of the race are irreconcilably opposed to it.Doctrine of the Will
They were irreconcilably hostile to despotism on the one hand, and to Jacobinical anarchy upon the other.Joseph Bonaparte
John S. C. Abbott
They are manifestly, grossly, absolutely, and irreconcilably at variance with the doctrine of evolution.
To both these concessions Spanish policy was irreconcilably opposed.
- 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 irreconcilably
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