• WordNet 3.6
    • adj irreconcilable impossible to reconcile "irreconcilable differences"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Irreconcilable Not reconcilable; not able to be reconciled or brought into accord; implacable; incompatible; inconsistent; disagreeing; as, irreconcilable enemies, statements.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • irreconcilable Not reconcilable; not admitting of reconciliation; that cannot be harmonized or adjusted; incompatible: as, irreconcilable enemies or enmities; irreconcilable principles.
    • n irreconcilable One who refuses reconciliation or compromise; specifically, in politics, one who adheres to an apparently hopeless political program, and refuses to accept concessions from opponents: as, the Irish or French irreconcilables.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Irreconcilable ir-rek-on-sīl′a-bl incapable of being brought back to a state of friendship: inconsistent
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. ir-, not + reconcilable,: cf. F. irréconciliable,


In literature:

We find, on the contrary, a definite and irreconcilable duality of thought.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
Either view, if detailed, would be totally irreconcilable with the other.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
His conduct, he knew well, was irreconcilable with good form; but Jesson's tone had become grossly offensive.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
It is irreconcilable with the hypothesis of an intelligent and good Providence.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
They were already divided into two distinct parties, the Pacificos and the Irreconcilables.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Deep and irreconcilable as is now the opposition between the two contending elements, all Prussians are proud of Prussia's history.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864" by Various
The conflict between the two seems irrepressible and irreconcilable.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
Their claims, indeed, are not irreconcilable.
"The History of "Punch"" by M. H. Spielmann
I was so different from the Grenadier, so irreconcilable with Elsa's fancy portrait.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Clearly the two passages were irreconcilable.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish

In news:

(AP) — Grammy-winning duo The Civil Wars have canceled their upcoming tour dates, citing irreconcilable differences.
The Civil Wars cancel tour dates citing ' irreconcilable differences'.
In the movies, no marriage is irreconcilable .
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Sean Penn and Robin Wright are separating, citing irreconcilable differences.
The 36-year-old star has split from husband Michael Stone after nine years, citing "irreconcilable differences".
The debate between those who believe in religion and those who are more doubting appears to be an irreconcilable one.
They are calling off their upcoming tour dates, citing irreconcilable differences.
Bialik cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split and plans to file papers in court Wednesday.
Stevie Wonder has reportedly filed for divorce from wife Kai Millard Morris, noting irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ.
The 62-year-old musician cites irreconcilable differences in papers filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Neighbor Smith and I want a divorce based on irreconcilable differences.
According to documents Carter filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the singer cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.
The West Wing star cited irreconcilable differences as the reason behind the break-down of their eight-year marriage in official papers submitted to Los Angeles County Superior Court.
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone.
How should newspapers handle stories which have at their heart highly emotional belief systems held by two seemingly irreconcilable parties.

In science:

Chaitin’s Omega reals share two apparently irreconcilable properties: ‘algorithmic randomness’ and ‘computable enumerability’.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
The most welcome news of a light Higgs around 125 GeV serves ironically as yet another nail into the coffin of the most conventional mSUGRA/CMSSM constructions, which become irreconcilably torn between two masters in the effort to pair this elevated scale with a testably light SUSY spectrum.
Testing No-Scale F-SU(5): A 125 GeV Higgs Boson and SUSY at the 8 TeV LHC
While this is unnatural from a special relativistic perspective, it is not irreconcilable, as shown by the success of quantum field theory.
A positive formalism for quantum theory in the general boundary formulation
However the N(z,T=Sd/Irr)s of Figure 2 make this a moot point, and it is clear that the irregular class is irreconcilable with the observed N(z,T=Sd/Irr) distribution.
Hubble Deep Fever: A faint galaxy diagnosis
It is not clear to me yet whether the two approaches are complementary or irreconcilable.
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto