Definition of implacable in English:

implacable

Line breaks: im¦plac|able
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈplakəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

1Unable to be appeased or placated: he was an implacable enemy of Ted’s
More example sentences
  • It is easy dealing with an implacable enemy.
  • In more civilized times even the most implacable enemies were treated with dignity.
  • The man who is supposed to be protecting them is somehow their fiercest and most implacable enemy.
Synonyms
unappeasable, unpacifiable, unplacatable, unmollifiable, unforgiving, unsparing, grudge-holding; inexorable, intransigent, adamant, determined, unshakeable, unswerving, unwavering, inflexible, unyielding, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, relentless, ruthless, remorseless, merciless, pitiless, heartless, cruel, hard, harsh, stern, steely, tough
1.1Unable to be stopped; relentless: the implacable advance of the enemy
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  • This madness is the implacable and relentless determination to kill insight and awareness, even at the expense of destroying the island they depend on.
  • The movie's pace is as relentless and implacable as its villain.
  • English fortresses fell one by one before his implacable determination.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin implacabilis, from in- 'not' + placabilis (see placable).

Derivatives

implacability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
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  • And the grotesque form of it - a child's story - only adds to the sardonic implacability of it.
  • He rejoiced in the implacability of history and the tyranny of absolutes.
  • But, while one admires Franz for arguing that he has borne witness to the evil others ignore, his implacability makes him a less complex protagonist.

implacably

adverb
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  • Whatever I might be able to say to him today, he seems fairly implacably opposed to the provisions.
  • All reasonable points, but with the government implacably committed to the card and a wide coalition of lobbies implacably committed against, there is little prospect of a reasonable debate.
  • Thus, many journalists have become implacably resistant to the idea that these political leaders are lying about profoundly important matters, let alone engaging in serious or illegal misconduct.

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