irreconcilable


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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.
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irreconcilable

(ɪˈrɛkənˌsaɪləbəl; ɪˌrɛkənˈsaɪ-)
adj
not able to be reconciled; uncompromisingly conflicting; incompatible
n
1. a person or thing that is implacably hostile or uncompromisingly opposed
2. (usually plural) one of various principles, ideas, etc, that are incapable of being brought into agreement
irˌreconˌcilaˈbility, irˈreconˌcilableness n
irˈreconˌcilably adv
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ir•rec•on•cil•a•ble

(ɪˈrɛk ənˌsaɪ lə bəl, ɪˌrɛk ənˈsaɪ-)

adj.
1. incapable of being brought into harmony or adjustment; incompatible.
2. incapable of being made to acquiesce or compromise; implacably opposed: irreconcilable enemies.
n.
3. a person or thing that is irreconcilable.
4. a person who is opposed to agreement or compromise.
[1590–1600]
ir•rec`on•cil`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ir•rec′on•cil`a•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.irreconcilable - impossible to reconcileirreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; "irreconcilable differences"
reconcilable - capable of being reconciled; "her way of thinking is reconcilable with mine"
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irreconcilable

adjective
1. implacable, uncompromising, inflexible, inexorable, intransigent, unappeasable an irreconcilable clash of personalities
2. incompatible, conflicting, opposed, inconsistent, incongruous, diametrically opposed their irreconcilable points of view
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Translations

irreconcilable

[ɪˌrekənˈsaɪləbl] ADJ [enemies] → irreconciliable; [ideas] → incompatible
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irreconcilable

[ɪˌrɛkənˈsaɪləbəl] adj
[opinions, proposals] → irréconciliable
These old concepts are irreconcilable with modern life → Ces vieux concepts sont irréconciliables avec la vie moderne.
[conflict] → irréconciliable
the irreconcilable conflict between reason and unreason → l'antagonisme irréconciliable entre raison et déraison
irreconcilable differencesirreconcilable differences npldifférences fpl irréconciliables
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irreconcilable

adj
enemy, hatredunversöhnlich
belief, opinion, differencesunvereinbar
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irreconcilable

[ɪˌrɛkənˈsaɪləbl] (frm) adj (persons) → irreconciliabile; (foes, enemies) → irriducibile
irreconcilable with (opinion, proposal, view) → inconciliabile con
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