Definition of implacable in English:


Syllabification: im·plac·a·ble
Pronunciation: /imˈplakəb(ə)l


1Unable to be placated: he was an implacable enemy of Ted’s
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  • 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.
1.1Relentless; unstoppable: 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.


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



Pronunciation: /-ˌplakəˈbilitē/
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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.


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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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