WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 ir•rec•on•cil•a•ble /ɪˈrɛkənˌsaɪləbəl, ɪˌrɛkənˈsaɪ-/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- that cannot be brought into harmony or agreement;
(i rek′ən sī′lə bəl, i rek′ən sī′-),USA pronunciation adj.
- incapable of being brought into harmony or adjustment;
- incapable of being made to acquiesce or compromise;
implacably opposed:irreconcilable enemies.
ir•rec′on•cil′a•bil′i•ty, ir•rec′on•cil′a•ble•ness, n.
- a person or thing that is irreconcilable.
- a person who is opposed to agreement or compromise.
- ir-2 + reconcilable 1590–1600
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irreconcilable /ɪˈrɛkənˌsaɪləbəl ɪˌrɛkənˈsaɪ-/ adj
- not able to be reconciled; uncompromisingly conflicting; incompatible
irˌreconˌcilaˈbility, irˈreconˌcilableness n irˈreconˌcilably adv
- a person or thing that is implacably hostile or uncompromisingly opposed
- (usually plural) one of various principles, ideas, etc, that are incapable of being brought into agreement
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