Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality or state of being implacable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being implacable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being implacable or inexorable; a state of irreconcilable enmity or anger.

Etymologies

From Old French, from Latin implacabilitas ("unappeasable") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And with that kind of implacability and with that kind of terror from a terrorist regime par excellence, it simply has to go.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2002

  • The snow was coming down with the implacability of an Old Testament plague.

    'The Last Werewolf'

  • Straightening, he lost the stony implacability, but a grim light still crouched in the corners of his eyes.

    Earl of Durkness

  • There's this underlying idea of the implacability of the universe and the smallness of humanity.

    "The pitying smirk, the argument runs like clockwork."

  • Joe's position is that I don't look at the implacability of dollars: As he says, we have the amount we have.

    The Dance of Marriage: Who Does What?

  • But its provisions say less about the boldness of lawmakers than about the implacability of the status quo.

    Rahm's Education Promise

  • The politics of Republican implacability are based on what might seem an obvious insight that competition is a zero-sum game.

    Endangered Species

  • One lesson in particular that we have internalized is that the turn to radicalism in the late 1960s, while perhaps understandable given the implacability of powerholders and their continued resistance to change, nonetheless was a self-destructive tangent from which many on the left have yet to return.

    Freedom Schools— an exchange

  • Since it's a test of will, the most important thing becomes not resolving the issue in a productive way, but demonstrating the implacability of our will.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • As I watch this pathologically confrontation-averse President fold like a cheap armchair in the face of Republican implacability, I don't now whether to laugh or cry.

    Mark Olmsted: The Sorry History of Compromise

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