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resistible

[ri-zis-tuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. that can be resisted.
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Origin of resistible

First recorded in 1635–45; resist + -ible
Related formsre·sist·i·bil·i·ty, re·sist·i·ble·ness, nounre·sist·i·bly, adverbin·ter·re·sist·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·re·sist·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·re·sist·i·ble, adjectiveun·re·sist·i·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for resistible

Historical Examples

  • The Huns were found to be resistible, vulnerable, breakable.

    Raemaekers' Cartoons

    Louis Raemaekers

  • As to your Life Force, which you think irresistible, it is the most resistible thing in the world for a person of any character.

    Man And Superman

    George Bernard Shaw

  • The latter is chiefly used for furniture, as it is the most resistible wood of the West.

  • Had he calculated in his own subtle brain that temptations are least resistible when they are most tangible?


Word Origin and History for resistible

adj.

1640s, from resist (v.) + -ible. Alternative resistable attested from c.1600.

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