[ im-plak-uh-buhl, -pley-kuh- ]
/ ɪmˈplæk ə bəl, -ˈpleɪ kə- /


not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable: an implacable enemy.

Origin of implacable

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word implācābilis. See im-2, placable

SYNONYMS FOR implacable

Related forms

im·plac·a·bil·i·ty, im·plac·a·ble·ness, nounim·plac·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for implacably


/ (ɪmˈplækəbəl) /


incapable of being placated or pacified; unappeasable
inflexible; intractable

Derived Forms

implacability or implacableness, nounimplacably, adverb
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