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.

Usage Examples:

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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