irreconcilable love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Impossible to reconcile.
  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not reconcilable; not admitting of reconciliation; that cannot be harmonized or adjusted; incompatible: as, irreconcilable enemies or enmities; irreconcilable principles.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not reconcilable; not able to be reconciled or brought into accord; implacable; incompatible; inconsistent; disagreeing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Unable to be reconciled; opposed; uncompromising.
  • adjective Incompatible, discrepant, contradictory.
  • noun Something that cannot be reconciled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective impossible to reconcile


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