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implacable

Definition:

incapable of being placated

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more implacable

Superlative:

most implacable

Similar to:

grim | unmitigable

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

an implacable enemy

See also:

merciless

Etymology:

Old French implacable, from Latin implacabilis "unappeasable", from assimilated...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

implacable | unruffable [synonym] | unappeasable [synonym, sense-specific] | intractable [synonym, sense-specific] | inflexible [synonym, sense-specific] | implacability [derived] | implacableness [noun, derived]

incapable of being placated or pacified; unappeasable | inflexible; intractable (9 of 468 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/implacable

Merriam-Webster:

implacable | adamant [synonym] | adamantine [synonym] | bullheaded [synonym] | dogged [synonym] | hard [synonym] | hardened [synonym] | hardheaded [synonym] | hard-nosed [synonym] | ...

not placable; not capable of being appeased, significantly changed, or mitigated (11 of 209 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/implacable

Wikipedia:

HMS Implacable

Three ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS Implacable: The first Implacable, launched in 1795 as the French ship Duguay-Trouin, was a 74-gun third-rate ship of the line. Captured by the British on 3 November 1805, she was renamed Implacable. She... (43 of 209 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

implacable | relentless [synonym, sense-specific] | implacability [derived] | implacably [derived]

unable to be appeased or placated | unable to be stopped; relentless (11 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/implacable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

implacable | implacably [adverb, related]

having or expressing very angry or determined feelings that will not change (12 of 54 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/implacable

American Heritage Dictionary:

implacable | implacability [noun, related] | implacableness [noun, related] | implacably [adverb, related]

Impossible to placate or appease (5 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

implacable | implacability [noun, related] | implacably [adverb, related]

not placable; that cannot be appeased or pacified; relentless; inexorable | [rare] that cannot be eased, lessened, or allayed (18 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/implacable

Cambridge Dictionary:

implacable [slightly formal] | implacably [adverb, derived]

describes (someone who has) strong opinions or feelings which are impossible to change (13 of 26 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/implacable

Random House Dictionary:

implacable

not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable. (8 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/implacable

Wiktionary:

implacable | Adamant [synonym, sense-specific] | immovable [synonym, sense-specific]

Not able to be placated or appeased. | Adamant; immovable. (9 of 10 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/implacable

Encarta Dictionary:

implacable

impossible to pacify or to reduce in strength or force (10 of 59 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620408​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

implacable

First use: early 15th century

Origin: Old French implacable, from Latin implacabilis "unappeasable", from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see "in-" (1)) + ... (22 of 24 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

implacable

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

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Oxford Dictionary:

implacable

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

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/implacable

Merriam-Webster:

implacable

First use: 15th century

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

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/implacable

New World Dictionary:

implacable

Origin: French from Latin implacabilis

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Wiktionary:

implacable

Origin: im- + placable

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/implacable

im-

Origin: Alternative form of in-, of various etymologies and meanings. | em-, from Old French em-, and also from later Middle French im-, partly by confusion with im- of Latin origin.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/im-

placable

Origin: Latin placabilis

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Encarta Dictionary:

implacable

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin implacabilis from placabilis "easily appeased" from placare "to calm"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620408​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

implacable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "implacable"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/implacable

Macmillan British Dictionary:

implacable

Audio: British English pronunciation of "implacable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/implacable

Macmillan American Dictionary:

implacable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "implacable"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/implacable

Cambridge Dictionary:

implacable [slightly formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "implacable"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "implacable"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/implacable

the Free Dictionary:

implacable

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "implacable"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "implacable" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

implacable

Audio: English pronunciation of "implacable"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

implacable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "implacable"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=implac​02 word=implacable

implacable

Audio: North American pronunciation of "implacable"

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YourDictionary Audio:

implacable

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "implacable" by speech synthesizer

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