Definition of irreconcilable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈrekənsaɪləbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈrekənsaɪləbl//
    ; BrE BrE//ɪˌrekənˈsaɪləbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌrekənˈsaɪləbl//
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  1. 1if differences or disagreements are irreconcilable, they are so great that it is not possible to settle them
  2. 2if an idea or opinion is irreconcilable with another, it is impossible for somebody to have both of them together This view is irreconcilable with common sense.
  3. 3people who are irreconcilable cannot be made to agree irreconcilable enemies
  4. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘implacably hostile’): from in- + reconcilable.Extra examples These practices are irreconcilable with the law of the Church. a seemingly irreconcilable conflict The break-up was due to ‘ irreconcilable differences ’.
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