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Meaning of IMPLACABLE

Pronunciation:  im'plakubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  impossible to placate; "an implacable enemy"
 

IMPLACABLE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unmitigable, unrelenting
 
 Antonyms: placable
 
 See Also: merciless, unmerciful

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pla"ca*ble\, a. [L. implacabilis; pref. im- not +
placabilis: cf. F. implacable. See {Placable}.]
1. Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being
   pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable prince.

         I see thou art implacable.            --Milton.

         An object of implacable enmity.       --Macaulay.

2. Incapable of ebign relieved or assuaged; inextinguishable.
   [R.]

         O! how I burn with implacable fire.   --Spenser.

         Which wrought them pain Implacable, and many a
         dolorous groan.                       --Milton.

Syn: Unappeasable; inexorable; irreconcilable; unrelenting;
     relentless; unyielding.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adamant, adamantine, avenging, cast-iron, cruel, dour, firm, flinty, grim, grudgeful, hard, hard-core, immovable, immutable, impliable, inelastic, inexorable, inflexible, intractable, intransigent, iron, irreconcilable, merciless, mortal, pitiless, punitive, punitory, rancorous, relentless, retaliatory, revanchist, revengeful, rigid, rigorous, rock-ribbed, ruthless, steely, stern, stiff, unaffected, unalterable, unappeasable, unbending, unchangeable, uncompassionate, uncompromising, unflinching, unforgiving, ungiving, unmoved, unrelenting, unsympathetic, unyielding, vengeful, vindicatory, vindictive
 

 

 

 

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