[ir-i-zol-vuh-buh l]


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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

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

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