[in-suh-pres-uh-buh l]


incapable of being suppressed; irrepressible: his insuppressible humor.

Origin of insuppressible

First recorded in 1600–10; in-3 + suppressible
Related formsin·sup·press·i·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for insuppressible

Historical Examples of insuppressible

  • "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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for insuppressible



incapable of being suppressed, overcome, or muffledan insuppressible giggle
Derived Formsinsuppressibly, adverb
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