irreconcilable

[ih-rek-uhn-sahy-luh-buhl, ih-rek-uhn-sahy-]
adjective
1.
incapable of being brought into harmony or adjustment; incompatible: irreconcilable differences.
2.
incapable of being made to acquiesce or compromise; implacably opposed: irreconcilable enemies.
noun
3.
a person or thing that is irreconcilable.
4.
a person who is opposed to agreement or compromise.

Origin:
1590–1600; ir-2 + reconcilable

irreconcilability, irreconcilableness, noun
irreconcilably, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To irreconcilable
Collins
World English Dictionary
irreconcilable (ɪˈrɛkənˌsaɪləbəl, ɪˌrɛkənˈsaɪ-)
 
adj
1.  not able to be reconciled; uncompromisingly conflicting; incompatible
 
n
2.  a person or thing that is implacably hostile or uncompromisingly opposed
3.  (usually plural) one of various principles, ideas, etc, that are incapable of being brought into agreement
 
irreconcila'bility
 
n
 
ir'reconcilableness
 
n
 
ir'reconcilably
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Naturally, they staked out opposing and irreconcilable positions.
It is, however, wrong to suggest that the two are irreconcilable.
The damage it could cause our inner-office relationship would be irreconcilable.
Every war has its convinced and irreconcilable opponents.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature