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Wednesday, November 24, 1999
implacable adjective [im-PLAK-uh-bull] Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable foe.

Definitions for implacable

  1. Not placable; not to be appeased; incapable of being pacified; inexorable; as, an implacable foe.

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Citations for implacable
For it is my office to prosecute the guilty with implacable zeal. Paola Capriolo, Floria Tosca (translated by Liz Heron)
He... then continued on up the road, his shoulders bent beneath the implacable sun. Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Fencing Master
Origin of implacable
late Middle English
1375-1425
Implacable ultimately comes from Latin implacabilis, from in-, not + placabilis, placable, from placo, placare, to soothe, calm, appease.
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