irreconcilable

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 irreconcilable — /ɪˈrɛkənsaɪləbəl / (say i rekuhnsuyluhbuhl) adjective 1. that cannot be harmonised or adjusted; incompatible: two irreconcilable statements. 2. that cannot be brought to acquiescence or content; implacably opposed: irreconcilable enemies. –noun 3 …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 irreconcilable — I. adjective Date: 1587 impossible to reconcile < irreconcilable differences > • irreconcilability noun • irreconcilableness noun • irreconcilably adverb II. noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 irreconcilable — ir|rec|on|cil|a|ble [ ı,rekən saıləbl ] adjective irreconcilable opinions, aims, or disagreements are so opposed to each other that it is impossible to reach an agreement: They decided to divorce due to irreconcilable differences. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 irreconcilable — adjective 1) irreconcilable views about religion Syn: incompatible, at odds, at variance, conflicting, clashing, antagonistic, mutually exclusive, diametrically opposed; disparate, poles apart Ant: compatible, similar 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 irreconcilable — UK [ɪˌrekənˈsaɪləb(ə)l] / US adjective irreconcilable opinions, aims, or disagreements are so opposed to each other that it is impossible to reach an agreement They decided to divorce due to irreconcilable differences. Derived word:… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 irreconcilable — ir•rec•on•cil•a•ble [[t]ɪˈrɛk ənˌsaɪ lə bəl, ɪˌrɛk ənˈsaɪ [/t]] adj. 1) incapable of being brought into harmony or adjustment; incompatible 2) incapable of being made to acquiesce or compromise; implacably opposed: irreconcilable enemies[/ex] 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 irreconcilable — adjective 1》 (of ideas, statements, etc.) incompatible. 2》 mutually and implacably hostile. noun any of two or more irreconcilable ideas, facts, etc. Derivatives irreconcilability noun irreconcilably adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 irreconcilable — [ɪˌrekənˈsaɪləb(ə)l] adj irreconcilable opinions, aims, or disagreements are so opposed to each other that it is impossible to reach an agreement …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 irreconcilable — adjective Unable to be reconciled; opposed; uncompromising …

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