Definition of irresolvable in English:


Pronunciation /ˌirəˈzälvəb(ə)l/ /ˌɪrəˈzɑlvəb(ə)l/


  • (of a problem or dilemma) impossible to solve or settle.

    ‘In one sense, this ethical move by Levinas solves the previously irresolvable problem of self/other relations.’
    • ‘These literal readings all pose the same, irresolvable problem.’
    • ‘The dilemma is irresolvable as Ms. Schiavo's wishes cannot be known.’
    • ‘Groups opposing sanctions say these problems are irresolvable until sanctions are lifted.’
    • ‘He would say: ‘Life is filled with golden opportunities, carefully disguised as irresolvable problems.’’
    • ‘They transform solvable problems into irresolvable dilemmas.’
    • ‘But for all its uses, the fraternal allegory poses a final and irresolvable problem for the national narrative.’
    • ‘This irresolvable dilemma was conjured nicely by the question: Who serves when not all serve?’
    • ‘This strikes me as yet another irresolvable dilemma as there are cases to be made for both points of view.’
    • ‘Or are these phenomena the expression of an irresolvable crisis of the capitalist economic and political order?’
    • ‘This position allows consequentialists to recognize the possibility of irresolvable moral dilemmas.’
    • ‘Such movements are thus unable to contemplate that there might be irresolvable tensions between being Christian and being ‘a good American.’’
    • ‘The disagreements between our camps, however, are deep-rooted and likely to remain - at least on this side of eternity - irresolvable.’
    • ‘I think at this point, that we have no true irresolvable conflict of interest with North Korea, and we should end the hostility that we've had since 1950.’
    • ‘Is this evidence, at bottom, of an irresolvable clash between capitalistic materialism and religious, other-worldly values?’
    • ‘The fights between differing entities or real enemies can be resolved, but the fights between brothers are irresolvable because they are bogus fights.’
    • ‘From an empirical perspective, I see no irresolvable philosophical conflict between these subjects.’
    • ‘The first is the idea that there is an irresolvable conflict between the public life of a city or nation, and the pursuits of philosophers and scientists.’
    • ‘Here, I am not interested in the technical issues because they lead to interminable and irresolvable arguments.’



/ˌirəˈzälvəb(ə)l/ /ˌɪrəˈzɑlvəb(ə)l/