- not resistible; incapable of being resisted or withstood: an irresistible impulse.
- lovable, especially calling forth feelings of protective love: an irresistible puppy.
- enticing; tempting to possess: an irresistible necklace.
- an irresistible person or thing.
Origin of irresistible
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Examples from the Web for irresistible
His explanation only diminishes the irresistible excitement we feel while watching Tony Perkins peer at Janet Leigh in her shower.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
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Her microhistories weave compelling lives into larger stories, and William Moulton Marston is irresistible.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine
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The early word is that Taking New York may be just as irresistible as Made in Chelsea.‘Made in Chelsea’ Has a New York Moment
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During the mid-to-late 1980s, he went on an absolute tear, helming a plethora of irresistible entertainments.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper
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It swept him away; this revival of passion was irresistible.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
And when he spoke she understood why he had been irresistible to Priscilla.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Her plea was modest, but so expressed as to be irresistible.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Hers were the wild, generous, irresistible emotions of youth.
All this day I have felt chained by an irresistible destiny to this house.
- not able to be resisted or refused; overpoweringan irresistible impulse
- very fascinating or alluringan irresistible woman
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Word Origin and History for irresistible
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