Definition of unresolvable in US English:



  • Not able to be resolved.

    • ‘The museum always foregrounds the unresolvable dichotomy between fact and fiction.’
    • ‘Instead of coming up with practical, realistic solutions, city council will get bogged down in an unresolvable argument over the evils of alcohol.’
    • ‘Those are the kind of things that are unresolvable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Kashmir issue appears to be unresolvable at the moment.’
    • ‘Marx was emphatic about the need for abundance, for he thought that scarcity made conflicts unresolvable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The painting gracefully combines the classical ideal of stability with Romanticism's restless play of unresolvable tensions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Again, you have a horrendous, fundamentally unresolvable problem, of picking the warhead from the decoy.’
    • ‘His task will be to resolve potential conflicts between Westminster and Holyrood before they become unresolvable issues.’
    • ‘On that score, the spinners and soundbite merchants have continuing - and perhaps unresolvable - doubts about the best way of selling Lieberman.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Its central theme seemed to be an examination of how we should conduct ourselves given the inevitable and unresolvable conflict between good and evil.’
    • ‘While the main issue discussed above may be unresolvable, there is one subpoint that can be resolved.’
    • ‘But those questions are not only often unresolvable, they are often rather meaningless.’
    • ‘The core unresolvable deadend difficulty in Capitalism is that competition breeds an enormous waste of human, natural, and industrial resources.’
    • ‘Derivations and copies are carefully identified, although who produced them, and precisely how, seems to remain unresolvable.’
    unsolvable, insolvable, unable to be solved, without a solution, unanswerable
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