Definition of unresolvable in US English:



  • Not able to be resolved.

    • ‘In terms of religion, the problem is straightforward, and unresolvable: holy matrimony does not work as a concept in a society that no longer believes in anything holy.’
    • ‘But those questions are not only often unresolvable, they are often rather meaningless.’
    • ‘The painting gracefully combines the classical ideal of stability with Romanticism's restless play of unresolvable tensions.’
    • ‘As most folks know by now, this same issue underlies the great, unresolvable, and basically silly debate about whether the new millennium starts at the beginning of 2000 or of 2001.’
    • ‘Those are the kind of things that are unresolvable.’
    • ‘Derivations and copies are carefully identified, although who produced them, and precisely how, seems to remain unresolvable.’
    • ‘Neither major power wanted a conflict in north Italy, but the strength of appeals for support in the face of an apparently unresolvable dynastic dispute proved irresistible.’
    • ‘This rule has one unfortunate effect: it leads to a genuinely unresolvable conflict, where two rules meet head on and it is impossible to say which should prevail.’
    • ‘The museum always foregrounds the unresolvable dichotomy between fact and fiction.’
    • ‘Its central theme seemed to be an examination of how we should conduct ourselves given the inevitable and unresolvable conflict between good and evil.’
    • ‘But it is a mark of the mature level of trust between the two presidents that when problems remain unresolvable at the moment, they are able, without dramatization, to postpone the solution of that problem for future meetings.’
    • ‘His task will be to resolve potential conflicts between Westminster and Holyrood before they become unresolvable issues.’
    • ‘Marx was emphatic about the need for abundance, for he thought that scarcity made conflicts unresolvable.’
    • ‘The Kashmir issue appears to be unresolvable at the moment.’
    • ‘While the main issue discussed above may be unresolvable, there is one subpoint that can be resolved.’
    • ‘On that score, the spinners and soundbite merchants have continuing - and perhaps unresolvable - doubts about the best way of selling Lieberman.’
    • ‘The difficulty of disentangling individual from collective responsibility for the evils perpetrated by the Nazi regime is unresolved even now, and perhaps is inherently unresolvable.’
    • ‘Again, you have a horrendous, fundamentally unresolvable problem, of picking the warhead from the decoy.’
    • ‘Instead of coming up with practical, realistic solutions, city council will get bogged down in an unresolvable argument over the evils of alcohol.’
    • ‘The core unresolvable deadend difficulty in Capitalism is that competition breeds an enormous waste of human, natural, and industrial resources.’
    unsolvable, insolvable, unable to be solved, without a solution, unanswerable
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