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insuppressible

[in-suh-pres-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn səˈprɛs ə bəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being suppressed; irrepressible:
his insuppressible humor.
Origin of insuppressible
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; in-3 + suppressible
Related forms
insuppressibly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for insuppressible
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  • "Vicar has his butter fra Brown's by rights," said the insuppressible servant-woman.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Kid was a witty man, usually overflowing with innocent mirth; even in sight of the gallows his humor was insuppressible.

    Sketches of the Covenanters

    J. C. McFeeters
  • The insuppressible alertness and enterprise of his own mind tells upon his portrayal of these intense moments.

    Robert Browning C. H. Herford
  • Perhaps some men so die—I do not know; it were better than to live, and to bore their friends with the insuppressible.

    Thomas Wingfold, Curate George MacDonald
  • At that, in an insuppressible gush of happiness I laughed out with him, like a flageolet in a concourse of bassoons.

    Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
  • insuppressible, in-sup-pres′i-bl, adj. not to be suppressed or concealed.

British Dictionary definitions for insuppressible

insuppressible

/ˌɪnsəˈprɛsəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being suppressed, overcome, or muffled: an insuppressible giggle
Derived Forms
insuppressibly, adverb
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