implacable

adjective
im·​pla·​ca·​ble | \ (ˌ)im-ˈpla-kə-bəl How to pronounce implacable (audio) , -ˈplā- How to pronounce implacable (audio) \

Definition of implacable

: not placable : not capable of being appeased, significantly changed, or mitigated an implacable enemy

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Other Words from implacable

implacability \ (ˌ)im-​ˌpla-​kə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce implacability (audio) , -​ˌplā-​ \ noun
implacably \ (ˌ)im-​ˈpla-​kə-​blē How to pronounce implacably (audio) , -​ˈplā-​ \ adverb

How Should You Use implacable?

Implacable is based on the Latin verb placare, meaning "to calm" or "to soothe." It joins the negative im- to the root to describe something that cannot be calmed or soothed or altered. The root placare also gave us placate. You may ask, what about the similar-looking words placid and placebo? These words are related to implacable and placate, but not as closely as you might suspect. They come from the Latin verb placēre, a relative of placare that means "to please."

Examples of implacable in a Sentence

He has an implacable hatred for his political opponents. an implacable judge who knew in his bones that the cover-up extended to the highest levels of government

First Known Use of implacable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for implacable

Middle English, from Latin implacabilis, from in- + placabilis placable

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Dictionary Entries near implacable

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impiteous

impl

implacable

implacement

implant

implantation

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implacable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of implacable

: opposed to someone or something in a very angry or determined way that cannot be changed

implacable

adjective
im·​pla·​ca·​ble | \ im-ˈpla-kə-bəl How to pronounce implacable (audio) , -ˈplā-\

Kids Definition of implacable

: impossible to please, satisfy, or change implacable enemies

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