irresolvable

[ ir-i-zol-vuh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪr ɪˈzɒl və bəl /

adjective

not resolvable; incapable of being resolved, analyzable, or solvable.

Nearby words

  1. irreputable,
  2. irresistible,
  3. irresoluble,
  4. irresolute,
  5. irresolution,
  6. irrespective,
  7. irrespirable,
  8. irresponsibility,
  9. irresponsible,
  10. irresponsive

Origin of irresolvable

First recorded in 1650–60; ir-2 + resolvable

Related formsir·re·solv·a·bil·i·ty, ir·re·solv·a·ble·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for irresolvable

irresolvable

/ (ˌɪrɪˈzɒlvəbəl) /

adjective

not able to be resolved into parts or elements
not able to be solved; insoluble
Derived Formsirresolvability or irresolvableness, nounirresolvably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for irresolvable

irresolvable

adj.

1650s, from ir- + resolvable. Related: Irresolvably.

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