irreconcilability


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Related to irreconcilability: inconvenient, undeterred, scrutinised, lankier, broke down

ir·rec·on·cil·a·ble

 (ĭ-rĕk′ən-sī′lə-bəl, ĭ-rĕk′ən-sī′-)
adj.
Impossible to reconcile: irreconcilable differences.
n.
1. A person, especially a member of a group, who will not compromise, adjust, or submit.
2. One of two or more conflicting ideas or beliefs that cannot be brought into harmony.

ir·rec′on·cil′a·bil′i·ty n.
ir·rec′on·cil′a·bly adv.
References in classic literature ?
I had so much time to spare, that the proposal came as a relief, notwithstanding its irreconcilability with my latent desire to keep my eye on the coach-office.
There was something almost ludicrous in the complete irreconcilability of a vague conventional notion that he must be a visionary man, with the precise, sagacious travelling of his eye and thumb over the plans, their patient stoppages at particular points, their careful returns to other points whence little channels of explanation had to be traced up, and his steady manner of making everything good and everything sound at each important stage, before taking his hearer on a line's-breadth further.
The Irreconcilability of the Constable and the Tramp, for instance?
What if the apparent irreconcilability of the need for Northern Ireland to remain part of the UK but have an open border with the Republic actually illustrates something far more profound?
It's an ingenious and uniquely British perspective, which achieves the seemingly impossible - casting Britain's empire as a great moral achievement, and its collapse as an act of casual generosity, without any hint at the irreconcilability of the two.
He tacks between commendation and condemnation, between the messianism of the philanthro-capitalist crowd, who believe that "the rich can save the world," and the irreconcilability of many academic and political critics, who link philanthropy to broader systems of exploitation and inequality, and often seem reluctant to concede that it can provide any social benefit whatsoever.
Pointing to the repeated failures of past peace pacts, the ISIS-linked groups have been hammering on the irreconcilability of Christian and Muslim differences.
Along similar lines, Claudia Milian points to the long-standing irreconcilability between Latina/o and Latin American studies, and offers Diaz as a transnational writer who overcomes these divisions by "fashion[ing] hermeneutic turns that disrupt literary conventions in Latin America as well as the United States" ("Latino/a Deracination and the New Latin American Novel," 175).
The aim of this article is to gain a deeper grasp of Houellebecq's novel istic style, his posthumanist vision, and his reflections regarding the irreconcilability of family life with a society of cold-blooded egoism.
First, we seek to call attention to the settler colonial structure that denies Palestinians the right to the city to emphasize the irreconcilability of the right to the city with settler colonialism.
This irreconcilability is due to the concrete and specific nature of the unique relations that prevail between their technical realizations and theoretical projections.
In dealing with the second aspect, the Van der Peet majority dispenses with the need to reconcile Indigenous existence with Crown sovereignty by hinging this not on the historical circumstances that created the irreconcilability of the two in the first place, but on an assertion of "perspective" balancing: