implacable


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im·plac·a·ble

 (ĭm-plăk′ə-bəl, -plā′kə-)
adj.
Impossible to placate or appease: implacable foes; implacable suspicion.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin implācābilis : in-, not; see in-1 + plācābilis, placable; see placable.]

im·plac′a·bil′i·ty n.
im·plac′a·bly adv.

implacable

(ɪmˈplækəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being placated or pacified; unappeasable
2. inflexible; intractable
imˌplacaˈbility, imˈplacableness n
imˈplacably adv

im•plac•a•ble

(ɪmˈplæk ə bəl, -ˈpleɪ kə-)

adj.
not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable: an implacable enemy.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin implācābilis. See im-2, placable]
im•plac`a•bil′i•ty, im•plac′a•ble•ness, n.
im•plac′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.implacable - incapable of being placated; "an implacable enemy"
merciless, unmerciful - having or showing no mercy; "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating"
placable - easily calmed or pacified

implacable

implacable

adjective
Translations
مُتَصَلِّب، لدود
nesmiřitelný
uforsonlig
engesztelhetetlen
ósættanlegur
negailestingainenumaldomas
nepielūdzamsnesamierināms
amansızmerhametsiz

implacable

[ɪmˈplækəbl] ADJ [enemy, hatred] → implacable

implacable

[ɪmˈplækəbəl] adj [enemy] → implacable

implacable

adj opponent, enemy, hatred, logicunerbittlich; fateunausweichlich; faceunnachgiebig

implacable

[ɪmˈplækəbl] adjimplacabile

implacable

(imˈplӕkəbl) adjective
not able to be satisfied or won over. an implacable enemy.
imˈplacably adverb
References in classic literature ?
A FARMER who had a deadly and implacable hatred against a certain Fox, caught him and tied some tow to his tail; then carrying him to the centre of his own grain-field, set the tow on fire and let the animal go.
Sir, I beg leave to point out that I have set on foot an implacable odour.
articulated D'Artagnan, feebly, subdued, crushed by implacable impossibility.
I was quite cool, but he gave way to the most violent indignation; I may therefore expect it will the sooner subside, and perhaps his may be vanished for ever, while mine will be found still fresh and implacable.
She was so desirous of often seeing him, and discovered such satisfaction and delight in his company, that before he was eighteen years old he was become a rival to both Square and Thwackum; and what is worse, the whole country began to talk as loudly of her inclination to Tom, as they had before done of that which she had shown to Square: on which account the philosopher conceived the most implacable hatred for our poor heroe.
The old Squire was an implacable man: he made resolutions in violent anger, and he was not to be moved from them after his anger had subsided-- as fiery volcanic matters cool and harden into rock.
Still the same fierce, implacable defiance towards human society!
Therefore I warn you, and listen well to my words, that they may be engraved upon your memory, never to be forgotten: this murder, which has robbed me of everything -- this murder, which has deprived me of my name -- this murder, which has impoverished me -- this murder, which has made me corrupt, wicked, implacable -- I shall summon you to account for it first and then those who were your accomplices, when I discover them
They looked with dismay at this deputation from their implacable enemies, and gave the captain a terrible character of them, assuring him that the best thing he could possibly do, was to put those Blackfeet deputies to death on the spot.
And I have seen him put the pent-up anger of his heart into the aspect of the inaccessible sun, and cause it to glare fiercely like the eye of an implacable autocrat out of a pale and frightened sky.
And your majesty touches precisely the question," replied Athos, "for without the miracle of which I have had the honor to speak, General Monk would probably have remained an implacable enemy of Charles II.
Every Indian tribe has some rival tribe with which it wages implacable hostility.