[rek-uh n-sahy-luh-buh l, rek-uh n-sahy-luh-buh l]

Origin of reconcilable

First recorded in 1605–15; reconcile + -able
Related formsrec·on·cil·a·bil·i·ty, rec·on·cil·a·ble·ness, nounrec·on·cil·a·bly, adverbnon·rec·on·cil·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·rec·on·cil·a·ble, adjectivenon·rec·on·cil·a·ble·ness, nounnon·rec·on·cil·a·bly, adverbun·rec·on·cil·a·ble, adjectiveun·rec·on·cil·a·ble·ness, nounun·rec·on·cil·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for unreconcilable

Historical Examples of unreconcilable

  • Unthankfulness, which tends to make them unreconcilable and unrecoverable.

  • She never liked to be seen or heard under a disadvantage, and she surely had received an unreconcilable insult just now.

    Six Girls

    Fannie Belle Irving

  • Many, said he, and such as are unreconcilable towards strangers, and of monstrous and deformed proportions.

    Lucian's True History

    Lucian of Samosata

British Dictionary definitions for unreconcilable


  1. able or willing to be reconciled
Derived Formsreconcilability or reconcilableness, nounreconcilably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unreconcilable



1610s, from reconcile + -able.

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