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This resulted in her family changing from implacable opposition to her seeking employment to pride at her prestigious position. Critical Social Research (1990)But the implacable hostility of the settlers made it impossible for any agreement to be reached which might have safeguarded their future. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Jennings knew that Stringer was a vital ally and suspected too that he might be an implacable enemy. Man of Honour (2007)It is time to recognise our flexible friend has become our implacable enemy, and change our spending habits fast. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They pray and they hope and not one of them can tell me why the Burmese turned on them with such implacable violence and hostility. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This autumn, America is being asked to choose between two implacable opponents. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All you need is a pair of implacable foes, ideological conflict and a covetable land mass: it works for any age in any place. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: implacable ADJECTIVE
If you say that someone is implacable, you mean that they have very strong feelings of hostility which nobody can change.
...the threat of invasion by a ruthless and implacable enemy.
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