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Definition of "irreconcilable" []

  • Impossible to reconcile: irreconcilable differences. (adjective)
  • A person, especially a member of a group, who will not compromise, adjust, or submit. (noun)
  • One of two or more conflicting ideas or beliefs that cannot be brought into harmony. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "irreconcilable" in a sentence
  • "But the PDP blamed its failure on what it described as irreconcilable differences and divisions in the state chapter of the party."
  • "But Chavez and Obama have certain irreconcilable differences: Chavez is bent on turning Venezuela into a socialist state."
  • "The distinction you made between reconcilable and irreconcilable is a well-known distinction."