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irreconcilable

[ih-rek-uh n-sahy-luh-buh l, ih-rek-uh n-sahy-] /ɪˈrɛk ənˌsaɪ lə bəl, ɪˌrɛk ənˈsaɪ-/
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
1590-1600; ir-2 + reconcilable
Related forms
irreconcilability, irreconcilableness, noun
irreconcilably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for irreconcilably

irreconcilable

/ɪˈrɛkənˌsaɪləbəl; ɪˌrɛkənˈsaɪ-/
adjective
1.
not able to be reconciled; uncompromisingly conflicting; incompatible
noun
2.
a person or thing that is implacably hostile or uncompromisingly opposed
3.
(usually pl) one of various principles, ideas, etc, that are incapable of being brought into agreement
Derived Forms
irreconcilability, irreconcilableness, noun
irreconcilably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irreconcilably

irreconcilable

adj.

1590s, from French irréconcilable (16c.), from Medieval Latin *irreconcilabilis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + reconcilabilis (see reconcile). Related: Irreconcilably. As a noun from 1748.

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