irreconcilable
I. adjective Date: 1587 impossible to reconcile <
irreconcilable differences
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irreconcilability nounirreconcilableness nounirreconcilably adverb II. noun Date: 1748 one that is irreconcilable; especially a member of a group (as a political party) opposing compromise or collaboration

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  • irreconcilable — I adjective adamant, alienated, antagonized, at variance, contrariae, estranged, firm, hostile, immovable, immutable, implacabilis, implacable, implacably opposed, inexorabilis, inexorable, inexpiable, inflexible, inimical, intransigent, refusing …   Law dictionary

  • Irreconcilable — Ir*rec on*ci la*ble (?; 277), a. [Pref. ir not + reconcilable: cf. F. irr[ e]conciliable.] Not reconcilable; not able to be reconciled or brought into accord; implacable; incompatible; inconsistent; disagreeing; as, irreconcilable enemies,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irreconcilable — (adj.) 1590s, from Fr. irréconcilable (16c.), from M.L. *irreconcilabilis, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + reconcilabilis (see RECONCILE (Cf. reconcile)). Related: Irreconcilably. As a noun from 1748 …   Etymology dictionary

  • irreconcilable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) incompatible: the two points of view were irreconcilable. 2) mutually and implacably hostile. DERIVATIVES irreconcilably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • irreconcilable — [i rek΄ən sīl′ə bəl] adj. that cannot be reconciled; that cannot be brought into agreement; incompatible, conflicting, or inconsistent n. 1. a person who is irreconcilable and refuses to make any compromise 2. [pl.] ideas, beliefs, etc. that… …   English World dictionary

  • irreconcilable — [adj] hostile, conflicting clashing, diametrically opposed, discordant, discrepant, dissonant, hard line, implacable, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inexorable, inflexible, inharmonious, intransigent, opposed, reluctant, unappeasable,… …   New thesaurus

  • irreconcilable — ir|rec|on|ci|la|ble [ıˌrekənˈsaıləbəl] adj 1.) irreconcilable positions etc are so strongly opposed to each other that it is not possible for them to reach an agreement irreconcilable differences/conflicts ▪ The differences between the landowners …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • irreconcilable — [[t]ɪre̱kənsa͟ɪləb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: oft ADJ with n If two things such as opinions or proposals are irreconcilable, they are so different from each other that it is not possible to believe or have both of them. [FORMAL] ...incompatibility between… …   English dictionary

  • irreconcilable — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ apparently, seemingly ▪ a se …   Collocations dictionary

  • irreconcilable — irreconcilability, irreconcilableness, n. irreconcilably, adv. /i rek euhn suy leuh beuhl, i rek euhn suy /, adj. 1. incapable of being brought into harmony or adjustment; incompatible: irreconcilable differences. 2. incapable of being made to… …   Universalium

  • irreconcilable — adjective irreconcilable opinions, positions etc are so strongly opposed to each other that it is not possible for them to reach an agreement: The differences between the Israelis and the Palestinians seemed completely irreconcilable. (+ with):… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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