[ in-suh-pres-uh-buhl ]
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  1. incapable of being suppressed; irrepressible: his insuppressible humor.

Origin of insuppressible

First recorded in 1600–10; in-3 + suppressible

Other words from insuppressible

  • in·sup·press·i·bly, adverb

Words Nearby insuppressible Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use insuppressible in a sentence

  • 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
  • "Vicar has his butter fra Brown's by rights," said the insuppressible servant-woman.

    The Rainbow | D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for insuppressible


/ (ˌɪnsəˈprɛsəbəl) /

  1. incapable of being suppressed, overcome, or muffled: an insuppressible giggle

Derived forms of insuppressible

  • insuppressibly, adverb

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