Definition of implacable in English:

implacable

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

adjective

Derivatives

implacability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

More definitions of implacable

Definition of implacable in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space