V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: impossible to comfort, calm, or satisfy
Synonyms: relentless, ruthless, unyielding, intractable, inexorable, unappeasable
Antonyms: placable, forgiving, flexible, movable
Tips: Implacable is related to the verb placate, which means "to appease or soothe." Implacable refers to someone incapable of being placated, someone who is difficult and unyielding.
We cannot reach a compromise with such an implacable client. (immovable, inflexible, unrelenting)
The executives in charge of the layoffs were implacable. (ruthless, relentless)
It was an implacable ice storm, and I thought it would never end. (unyielding, relentless)
The child was implacable and cried for hours, despite the babysitter's best efforts to calm her. (unappeasable)
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