ir|rec|on|ci|la|ble [ıˌrekənˈsaıləbəl] adj
1.) irreconcilable positions etc are so strongly opposed to each other that it is not possible for them to reach an agreement
irreconcilable differences/conflicts
The differences between the landowners and the conservationists were irreconcilable from the start.
2.) if two beliefs or ideas are irreconcilable, it is not possible to believe both of them
irreconcilable with
This belief was irreconcilable with the Church's doctrine of salvation.
3.) irreconcilable differences
strong disagreements between two people who are married, given as a legal reason for getting a ↑divorce

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • irreconcilable — I adjective adamant, alienated, antagonized, at variance, contrariae, estranged, firm, hostile, immovable, immutable, implacabilis, implacable, implacably opposed, inexorabilis, inexorable, inexpiable, inflexible, inimical, intransigent, refusing …   Law dictionary

  • Irreconcilable — Ir*rec on*ci la*ble (?; 277), a. [Pref. ir not + reconcilable: cf. F. irr[ e]conciliable.] Not reconcilable; not able to be reconciled or brought into accord; implacable; incompatible; inconsistent; disagreeing; as, irreconcilable enemies,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irreconcilable — (adj.) 1590s, from Fr. irréconcilable (16c.), from M.L. *irreconcilabilis, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + reconcilabilis (see RECONCILE (Cf. reconcile)). Related: Irreconcilably. As a noun from 1748 …   Etymology dictionary

  • irreconcilable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) incompatible: the two points of view were irreconcilable. 2) mutually and implacably hostile. DERIVATIVES irreconcilably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • irreconcilable — [i rek΄ən sīl′ə bəl] adj. that cannot be reconciled; that cannot be brought into agreement; incompatible, conflicting, or inconsistent n. 1. a person who is irreconcilable and refuses to make any compromise 2. [pl.] ideas, beliefs, etc. that… …   English World dictionary

  • irreconcilable — [adj] hostile, conflicting clashing, diametrically opposed, discordant, discrepant, dissonant, hard line, implacable, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inexorable, inflexible, inharmonious, intransigent, opposed, reluctant, unappeasable,… …   New thesaurus

  • irreconcilable — [[t]ɪre̱kənsa͟ɪləb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: oft ADJ with n If two things such as opinions or proposals are irreconcilable, they are so different from each other that it is not possible to believe or have both of them. [FORMAL] ...incompatibility between… …   English dictionary

  • irreconcilable — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ apparently, seemingly ▪ a se …   Collocations dictionary

  • irreconcilable — irreconcilability, irreconcilableness, n. irreconcilably, adv. /i rek euhn suy leuh beuhl, i rek euhn suy /, adj. 1. incapable of being brought into harmony or adjustment; incompatible: irreconcilable differences. 2. incapable of being made to… …   Universalium

  • irreconcilable — adjective irreconcilable opinions, positions etc are so strongly opposed to each other that it is not possible for them to reach an agreement: The differences between the Israelis and the Palestinians seemed completely irreconcilable. (+ with):… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”